RSS Overdrive Magazine Stories

  • Southeastern winter storm claims three truckers’ lives December 11, 2018
    An Alabama-based trucker was hit by an out-of-control SUV when walking on the shoulder of I-81 in Tennessee after his truck broke down. Another driver is still missing after his truck was found in the Neuse River in North Carolina, while a third driver reportedly had a heart attack while trying to shovel free his […]
    Overdrive Staff
  • National truck-parking coalition releases working-group resource materials December 11, 2018
    Regardless of just where parking needs are greatest, in the wake of Jason's Law and ongoing organization around the nation to address them, "today’s shortage of truck parking capacity is a national safety concern" -- new resources from coalition working groups offer tools to current and would-be advocates, governments, planners and more.
    Todd Dills
  • Trucking employment rallied in November after October lull December 11, 2018
    The for-hire trucking industry added 4,500 jobs in the month of November, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Labor Department. But the agency downwardly revised October’s employment stats to show a 200-job loss in the October — erasing gains reported by preliminary figures for the month.
    Overdrive Staff
  • Diesel prices hit eight-month low December 11, 2018
    Prices fell in all regions across the country during the most recent week with the most significant decrease being seen in the Gulf Coast region, which fell by 5.5 cents.
    Matt Cole
  • Trucker, Army vet awarded specially-wrapped truck from Transport America December 11, 2018
    Transport America recently selected 20-year trucker and Army veteran Russ Cox as the driver of its first Armed Forces Fleet truck. Cox said he was proud to be selected to drive the truck, which has a custom, Army-themed truck wrap. Cox served for 11 years and was a tank crew member on an M1A1 tank.
    Deanne Winslett



  • Volvo Trucks taps VNR regional-haul tractor for electric solution in North America December 12, 2018
    Providing more clarity on its game plan toward an electric truck solution for the North American market, Volvo Trucks North America announced it is moving forward with an electric version of its 2017-launched Volvo VNR regional tractor originally developed for and produced in North America. Dubbed the VNR Electric, the tractor will be put into […]
    Jeff Crissey
  • New options available for Western Star 5700XE, 4700 December 11, 2018
    Western Star has made available a new aerodynamic roof fairing for its 5700XE 82-inch ultra-high roof sleeper models, that – designed and tested in the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) wind tunnel – optimizes airflow across the trailer gap and sides to reduce drag. The new roof fairing has been designated as SmartWay Certified by the […]
    CCJ Staff
  • Utility’s aerodynamic trailer tail December 11, 2018
    Utility Trailer’s Utility Aerodynamic Tail weighs 25 pounds and is available as a factory-installed standard specification on the company’s dry vans and refrigerated trailers with rear swing doors to help reduce fuel use and aerodynamic drag. The UAT is made of a UV-protected thermoplastic composite and is comprised of two full-height side fairings and one […]
    CCJ Staff
  • Do you believe in miracles? December 11, 2018
    With contestants from 32 countries, Isuzu’s I-1 Grand Prix World Technician Competition is the medium-duty mechanic Olympics.
    Jason Cannon
  • Archived: You don’t need to buy an electric truck to electrify your fleet December 11, 2018
    From July 2018: The electrification of trucking may the next big thing, but the electrification of the truck itself isn't an entirely new concept. The differentiator of the two discussions is a big one.
    CCJ Staff

RSS Landline

  • Dec. 11, 2018 – Land Line Now on Sirius XM 146 December 11, 2018
    U.S. Rep. Sam Graves discusses his priorities for when he becomes the ranking Republican on the U.S. House Transportation Committee. Also, tolls are getting a fresh look from state legislatures, we’ll have another of our trucking Christmas carols, and a bill on automated vehicles is held up by senators’ objections – again.
  • Land Line Now online: Roads deal depends on climate change December 11, 2018
    An infrastructure deal may depend on whether it addresses climate change. Also: Wreaths Across America continues to honor our fallen veterans during the holidays, a truck driver competes this year on television’s “Survivor,” and we’ll have one of our trucking Christmas carols.
  • Tandem Thoughts: Tolls are good for truckers? December 11, 2018
    The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Associations argues that the Rhode Island truck-only toll is beneficial to truckers. Do these claims hold up?
  • New York trucker sentenced for role in elaborate CDL testing scheme December 11, 2018
    A trucker has been sentenced for his role in a CDL testing scheme that involved sending New York applicants to Florida, where they got a fraudulent CDL using devices reminiscent of an old spy movie.
  • Ohio House approves oil and gas brine for de-icing roads December 11, 2018
    An effort halfway through the Ohio statehouse is intended to help keep the state’s roadways clear during winter storms. The bill would permit the use of brine from vertical oil and gas drilling for roadway de-icing.