Audio mailbag: Liability insurance, sleeper berth flexibilityPodcast

| October 31, 2014

The first in a series of Voices podcasts airing editorial comment on a variety of issues, here stemming from discussion of both sleeper berth period flexibility and FMCSA's planned liability insurance hike in D.C. Call 530-208-6423 at any time to record a message.

Bombs over Baghdad: The difference a year makes

| October 31, 2014

Polling of Overdrive readers on the ISIS threat showed a marked shift from prior sentiment on further military adventures in the Middle East.

Caterpillar unveils second truck in vocational lineup

| October 30, 2014

Caterpillar added a second model to its new line of vocationally focused work trucks with the unveiling of the Class 8 CT681 truck Oct. 30 at the company’s Edwards Proving Grounds outside of Peoria, Ill.

Capitol Christmas tree loaded on Kenworth T880, headed to Washington

| October 30, 2014

The Capitol Christmas tree's yearly trek from to D.C. has begun. The tree was cut down this week and loaded onto a trailer bound for Washington, D.C. Kenworth has the honors of hauling the truck this year, and its using a specially designed T880 to pull the Heil flatbed the tree is loaded on.

Pilot Flying J implementing $100M in upgrades, healthy food options

| October 30, 2014

Pilot Flying J announced Oct. 30 it is investing $100 million in facility upgrades and implementing healthy food choices and new hot beverage offerings.

Shell: There’s fuel economy to gain with thinner oil in upcoming category

| October 30, 2014

The next category of engine oils will go to market sometime in 2016 or 2017, Shell said this week, but the oil maker says once it does, owner-operators and fleets should see fuel efficiency gains over current products on the market.

New guidance on Ebola-contaminated waste transport

| October 30, 2014

A new Federal Register notice issues advisory on how the hazmat transport regs apply, and readers continue to show favor for further measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

Logging device mandate: FMCSA to build registry of approved devices

| October 30, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started the process of registering FMCSA-approved electronic logging devices in preparation for the upcoming ELD mandate, which likely will begin sometime in 2017.

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