Diesel price spikes 4.7 cents in second largest weekly gain in a year

| February 03, 2014

The national average diesel price in the week ended Feb. 3 spiked 4.7 cents to $3.951, the largest week to week increase since Sept. 2 and the second largest in nearly a year, when the price rose 5.3 cents in the week ended Feb. 18.

‘Trucking always a target for regulations’ — Overdrive editor talks politics, trucking regs on Road DogPodcast

| February 03, 2014

A few weeks back, Overdrive Executive Editor Jack Roberts went on Mark Wills' Road Dog Trucking News on Sirius to talk trucking regulations and how they relate to political ideologies of the day.

Driver-to-driver tip: Slow down for a passing rig

Kurt Kleinschnitz | February 03, 2014

Reader Kurt Kleinschnitz offered this driving tip in part to "improve the quality of life for the other drivers on the highway, and boost the standing of all truck drivers with the public."

Did 2013 forever change the way drivers are paid? Performance-based pay making headway

| January 31, 2014

A series of indicators and some anecdotally established patterns supported by data show an increasing willingness among truckload carriers to use performance-based pay systems for drivers.

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.

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