Equipment Spotlight: Today’s seats offer a more relaxing ride

| November 12, 2014

Yesterday’s sort-of-comfortable truck pressure are minimized by specially designed seats may have been an afterthought air lumbar and back foam, longer adjustable in the overall scheme of the cab’s interior design. Today’s modern specialty seats ...

Bosch adds 74 new part numbers

| November 12, 2014

Robert Bosch, a supplier of automotive parts to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket, announced 74 new part number releases. The new part numbers include brake pads and rotors, wiper blade sets, starters, alternators, oxygen sensors ...

Veterans Day: A roundup of trucking industry salutes, happenings

| November 11, 2014

As noted in another Veterans Day post on Overdrive — Patriotism and trucking go hand in hand. And as noted in a story on Overdrive sister site Truckers News, more than 20 million people who served ...

Former FMCSA head details status of e-log mandate, speed limiters, Safety Fitness

| November 11, 2014

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Annette Sandberg offered her take on the timeline for upcoming trucking rulemakings — mandates for speed limiters and electronic logging devices, establishing the drug and alcohol clearinghouse, implementing entry-level driver training requirements and more — last week.

Military vet: ‘Patriotism and trucking go hand in hand’

| November 11, 2014

Owner-operator Rob Ahlers is starting a trucking company with two fellow veterans. He submitted a tattoo to Overdrive's Show Us Your Ink, the text of which translates to "I am not led, I lead."

Diesel’s downward streak snapped, price jumps 5.4 cents

| November 10, 2014

The increase snaps an 18-week streak of drops (except for one week in September in which the price saw no change) and is the largest week-to-week price increase since last September.

Conspirator in FMCSA shutdown order violation case sentenced to probation

| November 10, 2014

A Georgia man has been sentenced to a year of probation for conspiring to violate imminent hazard out-of-service orders (shutdown orders, essentially) issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

OOIDA lawsuit against Calif. emissions regs dismissed over technicality, OOIDA to appeal

| November 10, 2014

OOIDA’s 2013 lawsuit again CARB over its stringent emissions regulations has been dismissed by a federal judge. OOIDA says it will appeal the decision and "see it through."

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