Lucinda Coulter

PIB TIP: CONSIDER THE FINE POINTS. Some carriers pay fuel taxes and charge them back to their leased owner-operators. Other companies pay the tax and absorb the cost. If your company pays the tax and doesn’t charge you, do the obvious thing and buy fuel where the pump price is lowest. But if you have to pay the tax, make the system work to your advantage by considering state fuel taxes every time you buy ...

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TV drama of a gypsy trucker still magic for fans

In 1975, Overdrive covered the filming of the TV series, "Movin' On," starring Claude Akins as trucker Sonny Pruitt.

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Trucking advocate enjoyed Overdrive award

Bruce Wieser won a prize for the Native American-inspired message on his rig and now advocates for trucker heroes.

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Not finished takin’ care of business

Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, original band members of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, have reunited as a tour group.

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Veterans Day: Memories of mail call amid war’s toll

Retired owner-operator Doug Fetterly's first job out of high school, in 1966, was with the Fourth Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

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Still trekking to shoot stills of the big rigs

Amateur truck photographer Russ MacNeil has taken photos of big rigs since he was a teen growing up near Westfield, Mass. As a child, he was mesmerized as trucks roared by on walks with his aunt near Route 20. By the time he was 27, a black Mack Model B he shot near Ft. Pierce, Fla., appeared on the cover of Overdrive’s July 1984 issue and was featured as the Tractor of the Month. One of the ...

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An old star shines coast-to-coast

Owner-operator Mike Long, a native of Marion, Ind., restored a 1979 IH Transtar 4070B six years ago. The Landstar Ranger contractor still drives it.

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Kandel Transport’s seasoned legacy

Owner-operator Richard Daniels started trucking in 1946 and retired as Kandel Transport Co. president in 1992. His son, Jack Daniels, grew the Akron, Ohio-based reefer carrier with his father's guidelines: "Flash has no place in a business owner's life."

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Read his lips

Owner-operator F. P. Sykes expressed much of the same frustration in September 1965's issue of Overdrive that truckers saythe feel today.

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Trucker’s brain revealed

Discover this and other fascinating images and stories from the past 50 years of Overdrive at www.overdriveretro.com.

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