Treating truckers as second-class: Fleets advised not to do so at retention conference

| January 31, 2014

At a conference held in Nashville for fleet executives about ways fleets can better recruit and retain drivers, Load One CEO Josh Elliot said fleets need to avoid a company culture that alienates drivers and makes them feel second-tier.

Goodyear now available at Love’s

Overdrive Staff | January 31, 2014

Premium Goodyear Fuel Max truck tires – including the G399 LHS Fuel Max steer tire, G572 LHD Fuel Max drive tire and the G316 LHT Fuel Max trailer tire, as well as the G316 LHT DuraSeal + ...

Trucker Buddy names outstanding teacher

Overdrive Staff | January 31, 2014

Sharon Cunningham has been named Trucker Buddy International’s Outstanding Teacher following her nomination by her husband, Michael Cunningham, a driver for Walmart Transportation in Sanger, Texas. Sharon is the head special education teacher of Hayes ...

Trio of House bills aimed at increasing use of natural gas in long-haul trucking

| January 31, 2014

Two members of the House have introduced pieces of legislation to increase natural gas use in long-haul trucking by finding and eliminating barriers preventing the fuel from catching on and establishing corridors for nationwide truck lanes.

Hours of service waivers for propane haulers extended to Dakotas, Florida

| January 31, 2014

Propane haulers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Florida now are temporarily exempt from federal hours of service regulations, per two declarations issued this week by the FMCSA. Regional waivers now cover more than two-thirds of the U.S.

Trucking groups question FMCSA hours study, Congressman says it’s ‘worthless’

| January 30, 2014

Rep. Richard Hanna called FMCSA's study "worthless," while OOIDA says it is skeptical of the agency's findings. ATA says the study does not provide any justification for the rules.

Drivewyze: Free weigh-station alert function for app

| January 30, 2014

The PreClear weigh-station bypassing service is out in a new version, PreClear 3.0, which includes a feature available to app users without a subscription -- a free nationwide weigh station and inspection site alert service.

Con-way Truckload Recognizes Professional Driver for Reaching 4 Million Miles

Overdrive Staff | January 30, 2014

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., recognized independent contractor Jon Smith for surpassing 4 million miles of professional driving for the company.  Smith is the first independent contractor at Con-way ...

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