OOIDA, Western Star ‘Spirit of American Trucker’ tour hits the road

| June 04, 2014

After building a truck from the ground up through fan votes, the Western Star “Design Our Star” show truck is now on the road, pulling the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour ...

Truck Centers acquires Indiana Freightliner dealer

| June 04, 2014

Truck Centers, Inc., which operates a network of Freightliner and Western Star dealerships in Illinois and Missouri, announced this week it has completed the acquisition of Freightliner of Evansville, Ind. “This acquisition expands our presence in ...

Peterbilt announces new nat gas powertrain option of Cummins ISX12 G and Eaton’s UltraShift

| June 04, 2014

Peterbilt announced this week a new powertrain option for several of its natural gas vehicles that combines the Cummins Westport ISX12 G and the Eaton UltraShift Plus automated transmission. It will be available for its Models 579, 567, 384 and 365 and works for both CNG- and LNG-powered trucks.

Finalist Sonja Morris: ‘I love making others feel good about themselves’

| June 04, 2014

Morris, an owner-operator, has been driving for 11 years and says trucking "completely changed my life for the better."

Trucking leaders push for suspension of 34-hour restart provisions in DOT funding bill

| June 04, 2014

Trucking industry stakeholders and lobbyists are asking Congress to suspend for a year two of the key changes implemented to hours of service rules for truck operators.

CSA’s Fallout: SMS/safety rating system disconnect compounds problems

| June 04, 2014

While official safety rating element of FMCSA’s enforcement program remains, the CSA SMS runs alongside it, giving a more real-time window into inspections, violations and crashes. However, the difference between results produced by each is marked.

TransForce buys Transport America for $310M

| June 03, 2014

TransForce (No. 8 in the CCJ Top 250) announced June 2 it has entered into an agreement to acquire Transport America for $310 million from Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison. Transport America is a dry van ...

CSA series, driver appreciation video, newsletter score Overdrive b-to-b journalism awards

| June 03, 2014

Overdrive has been named a finalist in three American Society of Business Publication Editor awards categories, including a national award in the Video-News category for Overdrive Editor Max Heine's "Headed Home" video and two other regional awards.

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