Restart rollback bill delayed as Senate pulls it from the floor

| June 20, 2014

The Senate bill that would have suspended two of the 34-hour restart provisions included in the 2013-implemented federal hours-of-service rule was pulled from the Senate floor June 19 after disagreements over procedural rules prevented the bill from moving forward for debate.

Fuel tax hike proposed in Senate to shore up highway funding

| June 19, 2014

A proposal in the Senate is pursing the oft-cited and trucking-backed solution for shoring up the Highway Trust Fund: an increase in the tax on diesel and gasoline at the pump.

Truckers favor none-of-the-above option on Iraq

| June 19, 2014

A small majority of Overdrive readers favor no U.S. intervention in the ongoing crisis in Iraq.

Pilot Flying J giving $1.25M to Trucking Moves American Forward

| June 19, 2014

Pilot Flying J and Trucking Moves America Forward June 19 announced a five-year partnership in which the truck stop chain has committed $1.25 million to help grow the advocacy movement in the next half-decade.

NTSB: Truck operator in Tracy Morgan crash was within hours limits, but speeding

| June 19, 2014

A preliminary report about the fatal high-profile Walmart crash that killed comedian James McNair and severely injured actor Tracy Morgan concludes Walmart driver Kevin Roper was traveling 20 mph over the posted 45 mph speed limit.

Mack puts $26M into truck plant

| June 18, 2014

Mack Trucks announced this week a $26 million upgrade project to its truck assembly plant in Macungie, Pa., that will "improve the plant's efficiency and help it deliver even higher quality trucks" to buyers, the ...

Barr-Nunn upping team pay

| June 18, 2014

Barr-Nunn Transportation announced this week it is raising its pay for team drivers to a base rate of 55 cents a mile (empty or loaded) and 59 cents a mile for hazmat loads (placarded or ...

Oldest known complete Peterbilt ever built restored, on display

| June 18, 2014

The oldest known complete and operable Peterbilt, a 1939 Model 260 — just one of 15 built by the truck maker that year — is currently on display at Peterbilt’s facility in Denton, Texas.

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