Overdrive Staff

Billy Robinson’s ‘Big Bird’ Pete 389

"Big Bird" is a 2013 Peterbilt 389 equipped with a 485-horsepower Cummins with an Eaton-Fuller 18-speed and 3:55 rears that sits on a 280-inch wheelbase.

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Bandit racing series heads to Tennessee this weekend

The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series returns to action Saturday, July 1, at Highland Rim Speedway in Greenbrier, Tenn., the first quarter-mile track on the Bandit schedule.

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New full-service Ill. Truck Centers location

Truck Centers Inc. celebrated the grand opening of their 10th full-service dealership in Effingham, Ill.

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Facebook founder Zuckerberg hears truckers’ concerns at Iowa 80 truck stop

Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg last week heard from truckers on electronic logs, autonomous trucks and more as he took time during his tour of the United States to visit the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa.

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Troy May’s 2007 Peterbilt 379 Legacy Edition

Troy May owns this 2007 Peterbilt 379 Legacy Edition, which is powered by a Cat C15 and an 18-speed with 3:70 rears.

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AscendTMS software free to DAT carrier users

Dispatch tools, rate indices, access to factoring, full load board functionality and more are available to current DAT TruckersEdge, Express and Power users via the AscendTMS operations-management software and its integration with DAT.

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FTR’s Perry joins Truckstop.com as chief economist

Perry specializes in analyzing risks in the transportation market and focuses on the underlying fundamentals of transport demand, operations and competition. 

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Trucker caught with 715 pounds of marijuana at Tinker Air Force Base in OKC

A narcotics agent was reportedly performing military duty at the base and found duffel bags containing marijuana in the trailer during a routine inspection of the truck at the base's gate.

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Trucking’s Top Rookie award accepting nominations for year’s best new driver

The winner will receive $10,000 cash, and nine finalists will receive $1,000 each.

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Truckers Against Trafficking receives $89,000 for auctioned Kenworth T680

The auction held by Ritchie Bros. in Phoenix, Ariz., resulted in the largest one-time donation in the history of Truckers Against Trafficking, a nonprofit that aims to stop human trafficking by educating truck drivers and truck stop employees on how to watch for signs of trafficking.

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