Elizabeth Manning

Truckin’ hearts: Tips to keep yours healthy and happy

Heed these tips to keep your ticker working like it should.

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Virtual scavenger hunt

Geocaching can provide mental and physical on-the-road challenge Hours of downtime on the road may be becoming few and far between, but if the chance arises, why not try out a mental and physical challenge? The hobby has been around for a while, but the increased of electronics and smartphones has made the geocaching easier to handle for both beginners and experts. Geocaching is basically a scavenger hunt amongst strangers. Participants use coordinates, GPS devices, and web hosts ...

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Nothing to sneeze at

Get out in front of allergy season with these simple precautions With the weather warming up and flowers beginning to bloom, spring means only one thing to some drivers: allergy season. Take preventive precautions before getting out on the road in order to keep your allergies at bay and enjoy the sunshine. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the most common allergy triggers include tree, grass, and weed pollen, animal hair, mold spores, and ...

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Delo names bass boat winner

Chevron Delo recently announced Laurel Keating, of Lumby, Britist Columbia, the winner of its 2012 Delo Big Bass Boat sweepstakes. The contest, which ran from May 1 to October 31, 2012, offered a grand prize of a fully-outfitted 2012 ZX190 Skeeter bass boat. The next prize was an all-expenses paid trip to appear on the “Honey Hole All Outdoors” television show, and the last prize, available to four winners, was a $500 gift card. The ...

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Take five, and take a tour

Take advantage of the cold weather and enjoy some indoor entertainment with these tours, such as the Jelly Belly factory or the Boeing factory, located at varied destinations cross-country.

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Former OD Owner-Operator of the Month Jimmy McSwain dead at 52

Sunco Carriers driver, TCA Owner-Operator of the Year finalist and Overdrive's April 2012 Owner-Operator of the Month Jimmy McSwain died Tuesday morning.

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Preparing for a healthier year

Start the year right by making sure you are current on your health checkups. To make it easier to keep those resolutions of staying healthy, we made a list of the most important health screenings and when to get them. (Some may be covered in your regular DOT physicals.) Men: Individuals over the age of 34 should be checked for high cholesterol and heart disease every five years. Remember to get health checkups often to watch for ...

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Fit for business: Owner-Operators of the Month

Bakersfield, Calif.,-based team Tom and Karen Moore tackle maintenance and personal health with the same resolute temperament.

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Polar Service Center moves

Polar Service  has moved to a new location in Rosemount, Minn., with eight service bays, 3,800 square-feet of parts inventory and parking for 75 trailers. The location is ASME National Board R-stamp certified and provides sales, parts and repairs, as well as other services, for all makes of tank bodies and trailers. The location will replace the service center in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through ...

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Owner-Operator of the Month: Bob Stewart

After a decade of odd jobs with the state of Washington, Bob Stewart has thrived on the open road.

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