Overdrive Staff

PFJ donates $125k to company helping military vets start businesses

Bunker Labs has helped veterans launch more than 360 companies since 2014, creating more than 1,700 new jobs. Of the $125,000 donated by PFJ, $25,000 will be applied directly to expanding the Bunker Labs chapter in Tennessee.

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Ice Road Truckers finale airs tonight

It has been a demanding season for the men and women of “Ice Road Truckers," and those story lines play out tonight in the season's finale, to be aired at 10 p.m. Eastern on the History Channel.

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PFJ opens new location in New Mexico

The new location will offer truckers five diesel lanes with high-speed pumps, PJ Fresh and fast casual food offerings, Western Union, three showers and 29 truck parking spaces.

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Video: Award-winning 379

Detroit Series 60-powered 2000 Pete with new aluminum Armor Lite end dump

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Colin Young presents ‘Basalt drive’ hall of shame

This collection of video clips from the dashcam of trucker Colin Young was assembled from several during "a load from Denver to Basalt, Colo., on the Friday before Father's Day" this year, Young says, via Loveland Pass. "After 20-plus years of driving it still surprises me how many people continue to take the risks they take around big trucks."

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Partners in Business tip: Get an engine inspection before you buy used

For any truck you’re looking at buying, try to get an engine inspection by an original equipment manufacturer shop for that engine’s brand.

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Stoneridge EZ-ELD available at Love’s

In-cab, the BYOD ("bring your own device") style EZ-ELD pairs a smartphone application with an ECM plugin that communicates with the application. It's packaged with three interchangeable options to connect to the OBD port to the ECM.

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V. Young’s Trucking’s 1994 Peterbilt 379

The rig is equipped with a Caterpillar 3406E with a 15-speed.

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Four days remain to enter Owner-Operator of the Year contest, winner gets $25k cash

Overdrive, in partnership TCA, is seeking nominations for the 2017 Owner-Operator of the Year, an annual contest that awards a safe, professional and successful owner-operator with a $25,000 cash prize. The contest is sponsored by Cummins and Love's Travel Stops. Nominations will be accepted until November 10.

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Fatigue’s Fast Track: How auto industry’s embrace of fatigue monitoring affects truckers

Unlike trucking, where fatigue-monitoring vendors are trying to sell their wares to fleets, in the automotive world it’s vehicle manufacturers who are the main drivers in adopting the technology.

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