News

Prediction: Rates will jump with ELD transition

"We're going to have a truck shortage when this ELD rule gets put into effect," said ATBS' Todd Amen said during his Partners in Business GATS presentation. "Essentially it's like taking 200,000 to 300,000 trucks off the road." Here's how much he sees rates jumping.

Read More

‘Shippers have a soul’ –Overhaul cofounder on pitch to customers for better rates to owner-operators

In the transportation ecosystem, says Overhaul cofounder Barry Conlon, "the most important guy is the driver," too often getting the short end of the compensation stick. High-end shipper customers are hearing that message, he says, in bid to connect owner-operators directly via freight marketplace.

Read More

HaulHound app aims to connect shippers to owner-operators, cut empty miles

HaulHound officially launched a new shipper-carrier matching system at the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 26, unveiling an app- and web-based platform in which owner-operators upload their truck and routing information and shippers/brokers then search for carriers that fit their load's parameters.

Read More

Darrell Ward, star of ‘Ice Road Truckers,’ killed in small plane crash

Darrell Ward, one of the stars of the History Channel’s hit reality show “Ice Road Truckers,” died Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28, when the small plane in which he was a passenger crashed in rural Montana.

Read More

Love’s donates $25,000 to Louisiana flood relief efforts

Love’s Travel Stops announced recently it has donated $25,000 to the Salvation Army for relief efforts in the Louisiana Gulf Coast region after historic flooding earlier this month.

Read More

Three drivers vying to win T680 in military hiring program

Three finalists were named Aug. 26 in the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” recognition program that will give a Kenworth T680 76-inch sleeper to the winner.

Read More

Year’s top show trucks crowned Pride & Polish champs at GATS

Here are the winners of the 2015-2016 Pride & Polish National Championship season, along with the five Best of Show winners from this year's Great American Trucking Show.

Read More

Tennessee-based trucker Jason Lee Wilson wins 2016 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search with ‘Truck Stop Betty’

East Tennessee-based truck driver Jason Lee Wilson was named the winner of the 2016 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search today at the Great American Trucking Show. He competed against two other finalists, Keith Snyder and Will Perry, in a sing-off style competition at GATS, where a panel of four judges determined the '16 winner.

Read More

weBoost launches cell signal booster for truckers

The signal booster can improve a cell signal by as much as 32 times, the company says, depending on the environment.

Read More

TA Petro, Blue Tiger and NAIT donate $200K to St. Christopher’s Fund

An organization that helps truckers who have fallen on hard times because of health issues now has the opportunity to help even more drivers thanks to two contributions made Thursday at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund received $105,000 from Blue Tiger and TA Petro and $100,000 from the National Association of Independent Truckers. David King, vice president of association and programs for NAIT, said his organization was ...

Read More