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More than 120,000 Freightliner, Western Star trucks recalled
Daimler Trucks North America recalled the trucks for a potential battery issue that could cause unintended engine stalls. Also: Spot market riding high with slight flatbed fall; TX trucker helps at accident scene; two fleets announce driver pay increases.
July 6, 2021
Five sentenced for roles in disabling emissions control devices
They either replaced the stock exhaust systems or hollowed out the emissions components, and now they face penalties. Also: FMCSA proposing hazmat regs; Indiana hikes OS/OW fines; fleet announces driver pay increase; Yokohama tire prices going up.
July 2, 2021
POLL: Has parts or other supplies availability delayed a repair/service for you this year?
Truck and trailer order delays have been much talked about, but what about component parts needed for repairs? With owner-ops' anecdotal reports of delays growing, have you experienced a significant service delay this year waiting on a part?
July 1, 2021
Trevor Hass’ ‘Baby Grape’ 2015 Peterbilt 389 glider
The truck's purple paint scheme is accented by custom striping Hass painted himself. "Shade-tree-mechanic stuff," he said, noting the 300-inch-wheelbase rig is powered by a Detroit 60 Series with a 13-speed and 3:55 rears.
July 1, 2021
Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree kicks off next week
The show, held at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop in Walcott, Iowa, will run July 8-10. In addition to the Truck Beauty Contest, there will be live entertainment, an antique truck display, Trucker Olympics, fireworks and more.
June 30, 2021
Don’t Miss Out
Get the business tips, industry insights and trending news every owner-operator needs to know in the
Peer inside this owner-operator's in-cab kitchen, equipped for versatility
In this edition of Overdrive Radio, a window on how to outfit a 2020 Volvo VNL740, or your truck, for versatility in cooking on the road -- the strategy here of owner-op Thomas Remington. Also: Join me in sending Overdrive editor Max Heine off right. ...
June 30, 2021
VW's Traton approved by regulators to acquire Navistar
The buyout of Navistar, maker of International Trucks, is expected to be completed Thursday, July 1. Also: FMCSA officially delays Entry-Level Driver Training rule until 2022.
June 30, 2021
Partners in Business
Partners in Business tip: Log maintenance records
Only with complete records can you track the work done on your truck and, when necessary, prove that required maintenance has been done.
June 25, 2020
Emissions maintenance: Getting the correct diagnosis / repair the first time
How to get the most out of a trip to the shop when the dashboard lights up: This edition of Overdrive Radio features a wide-ranging discussion touching on ways to mitigate condensation in the exhaust system, exhaust leaks and much more.
June 18, 2021
Insurance hike, parking relief not in Senate highway bill
The bill, which passed the committee level Wednesday, includes requirements for automatic emergency braking systems, an apprenticeship pilot program for under-21 truckers; stronger underride guards and more.
June 17, 2021
DOT outlines near-term regulatory priorities
The DOT's portion of the Biden administration's Unified Agenda includes automatic emergency braking on trucks, revisions to the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and more. Also: Bestpass adds Alabama tolls; Old Dominion's new patriotic rig.
June 15, 2021
Truck-only miles tax passes Conn.'s legislature, amid road-funds debate
Though much of trucking continues to favor the fuel tax as the most efficient route toward better highway funding, Connecticut is pushing the envelope on a miles tax with a scaled 2.5-17.5-cent/mile levy on heavy trucks only.
June 9, 2021
Volvo Truck union again strikes down labor deal
Volvo's NRV plant employs more than 3,300 people, about 2,900 of whom are UAW members.
June 6, 2021
The psychology of vehicle color
More than half of all Class 8 trucks are a shade of the same color.
June 3, 2021
Report: Battery-electric not slowing down after 'transformative' 2020
Battery-electric commercial vehicles advanced in 2020 and experts predict they will dominate the clean transportation segment.
June 2, 2021
New Class 8 severe-duty dump model available from Autocar
Autocar's Badass 64D joins the DC-64R refuse, DC-64M mixer and DC-64P pump. Also: Bridgestone launches new long-haul steer tire; UltraLoft high-roof sleeper available with Peterbilt 567; Kenworth adds 52-inch flattop sleeper option.
June 1, 2021
Headlight recall affects more than 72k Freightliner Cascadia trucks
A second recall from Daimler affects more than 8,000 trucks of various models. Also: FMCSA reminds truckers to be wary of CBD use; Love's opens new Colorado location.
May 31, 2021
'Blank canvas' daycab to stretched flattop 2000 379
When he bought the truck in 2016, truck owner Greg Eudy says "it was a blank canvas." It was a day cab with a short wheelbase, so he stretched it and added a flattop sleeper off of a Peterbilt 359.
May 27, 2021
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Pride & Polish
Overdrive's Pride & Polish finalists set to be unveiled Aug. 5 -- don't miss it
See the Pride & Polish finalists in 7 categories here. Custom truck owners submitted 64 entries, and these entries received hundreds of online votes. Winners in each category will be announced in a streaming event here Thursday, August 5, 2021.
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The hours enforcement 'black hole' out West
Don Wood's 2003 Peterbilt 379: DSD Transport's new custom flagship
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