Colorado to Offer Drivewyze Bypass Service

Overdrive Staff | January 21, 2014

Drivewyze and the Colorado State Patrol announced that Colorado has become the 19th state to offer the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service, which uses tablets, smartphones and select electronic on-board recorders to provide commercial vehicles with ...

Richmond Peterbilt Store suffers fire damage

Overdrive Staff | January 21, 2014

A two-alarm fire damaged The Peterbilt Store in Richmond, Va. early Tuesday morning. According to The Richmond Times Dispatch, firefighters were called to the scene at 3:47 a.m., with more units called in for support at ...

Owner-operators show business optimism for 2014

| January 21, 2014

Results of polling on 2014 business outlook shows generally optimistic views from the majority of respondents relative to the past year.

Truckers rank most likely to be obese in occupational survey

| January 21, 2014

Washington researchers have found obesity rates vary significantly by occupation, with truckers having the highest prevalence at 39 percent. Similar studies have found obesity rates among truckers even higher than that.

Shipping Wars’ Roy Garber dies at 49 of heart attack

| January 21, 2014

One of the stars of A&E's Shipping Wars, Roy Garber, died Jan. 18 of a heart attack. He was 49.

Hours of service rules waived in 24 states for propane haulers

| January 21, 2014

In response to a request sent to the DOT, FMCSA has issued an hours-of-service exemption to propane haulers in 24 states due extreme temperatures that has caused shortages of propane in affected areas.

Readers mixed on wide-single tires

| January 17, 2014

Point of view on wide single tires to replace duals on drive and trailer axles is all over the map, as evidenced by a recent discussion here on OverdriveOnline.com and Facebook.

Agency to publish rule to strengthen ability to shut down carriers with ‘pattern’ of unsafety

| January 17, 2014

FMCSA is set to publish a proposed rule that will allow it to suspend or revoke the authority of motor carriers who have been found to have a pattern of "egregious disregard" for federal safety rules, rather than relying on results of compliance reviews alone.

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