PGH Excavating operates 15 heavy-duty vocational trucks, primarily a mix of Kenworth long hoods and vocational models. Photo: Kenworth For Chris and Nick Thornhill, owners of PGH Excavating, moving dirt runs deep in their DNA. By watching their father own and operate a successful hauling business that served excavating companies, the two brothers learned how
If you run any of the interstates through New York, expect to have access to a lot more information about road conditions, congestion and problems caused by extreme weather, especially in the winter. New York State’s Department of Transportation and the Thruway Authority have deployed 143 electronic message boards and 125 more traffic cameras six
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The Isuzu FTR holds true to the company’s vehicle design philosophy with an emphasis on safety, maneuverability and fuel economy. Photo: Jack Roberts Around the world, Isuzu Motors sells a range of commercial trucks, ranging from light- to heavy-duty models. In North America, however, the Japanese OEM focused for many years exclusively on providing midrange
New Mexico-based Mesilla Valley Transportation, one of the nation’s leading innovators adopting fuel-saving technology, two years ago bought 1,000 eNow solar energy systems for its tractors. The systems use solar panels installed on MVT’s tractors to boost fuel economy and battery life and to power APUs. One of the quickest ways to reduce a truck’s
In this edition of Overdrive Radio, we’re talking music, and the Capitol Christmas Tree haul, and a recording session that happened November 23 in Nashville, as regular readers will be familiar with from my early-week pictorial tour through it with Kingsport, Tenn.-based owner-operator Taylor Barker. Barker won this year’s edition of Overdrive’s own Trucker Talent
Four recalls announced in November by Daimler Trucks North America, Volvo Trucks and Paccar affect more than 6,500 Western Star, Volvo and Peterbilt tractors, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. DTNA issued two separate recalls of Western Star trucks. One impacts approximately 2,725 model year 2016-2020 Western Star 4900 and 5700 tractors for
Bad driving weather does not take a holiday, and the current crop of storms across the U.S. will be working overtime this weekend. The West, Plains states and parts of the Midwest got pounded by bad weather earlier this week and through yesterday, Thanksgiving. Some parts of Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming got between a foot
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Shell turned heads last year with its Starship concept truck. Now, the company is making an even more compelling case for the future or new fuel and powertrain technologies. Photos: Jack Roberts College Station, Texas — No technology or industry remains unchanged forever and energy markets are no exception. While much of the talk these
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“The Department is seeking input on how to make the NETT Council work more effectively to prepare for the transportation system of the future,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Photo: Jim Park The U.S. Department of Transportation recently published a Request for Comment, inviting the public and transportation industry stakeholders to share public
A veteran truck driver was the victim of a road rage incident Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, on Interstate 35 in Oklahoma. Alcie Boyd was punched in the back of the head while walking away from a confrontation with a driver of an SUV who would not let the trucker merge onto the highway. Oklahoma City
Food and beverage deliveries by Verizon Connect customers are getting longer and more frequent each holiday season. Photo courtesy of Verizon Connect. Deliveries made the week of Christmas far outnumber those being made the week of Thanksgiving, even though this week marks the start of the holiday shopping season with Black Friday and leads into Cyber Monday,
A year’s end is always a good time to take stock of what you can do to minimize taxes and otherwise improve your finances. This year and next don’t hold big changes in income tax rules that affect owner-operators. Still, there are some, mostly good ones, as well as tax-reduction strategies that work every year.
‘Tis the season for giving and the trucking industry is showing off its rather sizeable charitable side. TMC Transportation collected 14,268 non-perishable food and wellness items during its annual Haul Away Hunger food drive. (TMC photo) Employees at TMC Transportation collected 14,268 non-perishable food and wellness items during its annual Haul Away Hunger food drive.
Tina Copeland This is not your typical feel-good Thanksgiving story. That’s because Tina Copeland is not your typical American woman. She escaped the Foster care system only to become homeless as a 17-year-old single mom in rural Wisconsin. But, she eventually found family-like connections in the Army, only to have those ripped away by a
Depending on trade cycles, Chevron says its new diesel engine oil can return exhaust system to being mostly hands-off maintenance items for many fleets. Photo: Batesville Logistics I know. You’re busy. And, on top of that, the news moves fast today. So it’s easy to miss things. Which is why I want to direct your
Replacing an air dryer cartridge every fall is a good practice for avoiding problems that stem from excessive moisture in the pneumatic system. For about half the year, the primary function of a truck’s coolant system is to keep engine temperatures down. As cold temperatures move in, the system’s anti-freeze properties become just as important.
Whatever you’ve got planned for tomorrow, whether on the road or at home, here’s a Happy Thanksgiving from myself and everyone here at Overdrive. Without all of you, our lives don’t work — in more ways than one. And we appreciate it. Bonus: We’re also thankful, and suspect you will be, too, for this view on
Four recalls announced recently by Daimler Trucks North America, Volvo Trucks and Paccar affect more than 6,500 Western Star, Volvo and Peterbilt tractors, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. 2016-2020 Western Star 4900 and 5700 tractors DTNA issued two separate recalls of Western Star trucks. One impacts approximately 2,725 model year 2016-2020 Western Star
Spot reefer volumes set a weekly record, with California markets leading the way for load availability. With last-minute Thanksgiving and Black Friday freight on the move, spot truckload freight volumes increased during the week ending Nov. 24, said DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT electronic marketplace for spot freight, and rates in fact responded, unlike
An unidentified truck driver Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, found out the hard way that tractor-trailers don’t belong on the parkways of suburban New York City. Apparently using a personal GPS and not one designed for commercial vehicles, the trucker got on the Bronx River Parkway in Westchester County and before long sheered the roof off
No new truck this week! Instead, watch as Jeff revisits his old truck: a 1965 Ford F-100. This is a very different episode of Test Drive Tuesday… and it’s awesome! Enjoy. Huge thanks to Kirill (the truck’s new owner) for making this happen! Follow him on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/kougarov/ Follow Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/truckcentralofficial CALLING ALL
Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is hosting a free webinar Dec. 19 to discuss emerging technologies, such as autonomous trucks and drone-based delivery systems. Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is hosting a free webinar where a panel of experts will discuss emerging technologies, such as autonomous trucks and drone-based delivery systems. The webinar, “Making the Supply Chain
Trucking news and briefs for Monday, Nov. 25, 2019: Wisconsin adds human trafficking recognition, prevention training to CDL schoolsWisconsin is the latest state to implement training on the recognition and prevention of human trafficking for commercial truck drivers. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed into law this month a bill that requires truck driver training courses
Heavy snow and high winds have shut down interstates in several states in the West and Plains, while tornadoes were reported in the South Tuesday, Nov. 26. And, there’s more nasty weather in store for Wednesday and Thanksgiving on Thursday. Cold and snow lambasted residents from Colorado to Michigan, while a so-called “bomb cyclone” buried
Schneider has launched an automated tool that enables third party carriers to instantly book loads at the click of a button. Image: Schneider Schneider has launched an automated tool that enables third party carriers to instantly book loads at the click of a button. The company’s load booking automation provides Schneider’s third party carriers with