Iowa 80 turns 50

Overdrive Staff | January 09, 2014

The Iowa 80 Truckstop is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, it announced this week.   The truck stop began serving truckers out of a small white enamel building in 1964 before Interstate 80 was completely ...

New Entrant testing listening session to be webcast Monday

| January 09, 2014

Detail on the Monday, Jan. 13, webcast of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's first listening session on the subject.

Rolling Strong launches “Give Me Ten” driver health initiative

Overdrive Staff | January 09, 2014

Rolling Strong, a driver wellness program, announced it will offer a free weight loss initiative, “Give Me Ten,” during the month of January. Professional drivers who lose 10 pounds in January will receive a $10 gift ...

Rand McNally signs on for Pilot’s Truck Driver Challenge

Overdrive Staff | January 09, 2014

Rand McNally has signed on to be a sponsor of the Pilot Flying J Truck Driver Challenge. During the season, professional hauler drivers from IndyCar, NASCAR and the NHRA series will navigate road courses modeled ...

Medical certification deadline update: Extension to 2015 in the works

| January 09, 2014

As the Jan. 30 deadline looms for CDL holders to self-certify their operating and medical credentials with their license-issuing state, drivers may still need to carry paper cards.

New Prime Inc. ordered to pay $100k to driver it allegedly retaliated against

| January 08, 2014

New Prime Inc., part of mega fleet Prime Inc., has been ordered to pay a former driver $100,000 after OSHA deemed it submitted damaging information about the driver to DAC in retaliation. The carrier is appealing the ruling.

Safety fitness rule scheduled for May, as e-log, driver database rule still expected soon

| January 08, 2014

Despite a DOT regulatory update from Tuesday, Jan. 7, that hinted a Safety Fitness Determination rule could come this month, the rule is not actually expected to be published until May 30.

Dept. of Energy still predicting diesel to fall roughly 10 cents a year in 2014, 2015

| January 07, 2014

As supply growth is expected to exceed growth in demand, the Department of Energy predicts the average price of diesel in 2014 to fall 11 cents to $3.81 and to fall in 2015 another 9 cents to $3.72.

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