Max Heine

Video: Sample a diversity of trucker body art

It doesn’t take much time hanging around a truck stop to notice that there’s no shortage of tattoos, many elaborate and creative. Overdrive’s created a Show Us Your Ink website to celebrate these wide-ranging expressions of interest, whether trucking-related or otherwise. We’re using the site to solicit photos of your tattoos and any comments you have about them. “I get to take it with me when i die!” notes Heather Knoll about her flower tattoo that covers ...

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Video: One tragedy averted, another that could have been

“It’s a shame that we’re all so busy we can’t stop and help one another out,” said Brad Wenneberg, one of two drivers named Highway Angels for their smart handling of a highway disaster.

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Taking control of load-matching

What has emerged through the years is the ability for owner-operators to quickly and accurately pinpoint the markets where they’re in high demand, even before arriving.

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‘Cream Puff’ Pete holds two surprises

Dean Jay’s Cream Puff, a 2007 Peterbilt 379 and 2013 MAC flatbed, took home three awards from Overdrive's Pride & Polish at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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Ken Fisher’s Pete 379: ‘I wanted the fire in my truck’

One standout among the 2014 Pride & Polish National Championship Series was Kenneth Fisher’s 1997 Peterbilt 379, with its striking green flame graphics.  “I’ve been a firefighter all my life, so I wanted the fire in my truck,” says Fisher, who’s from Muscoda, Wis. and Leased to Mercer Transportation. “It’s always been the mocha pearl, and then we added the dark green and lime green fire.”  Fisher took Third Place for Working Bobtail in the Championship Series, which ...

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California’s ‘right to control’ test vs. the independent contractor

A three-judge panel, citing California’s “right to control” test, reversed litigation in Indiana against three class action lawsuits regarding independent contractor status.

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Seeing red: Mike Lemley’s Cathouse

This 2000 Peterbilt 379 was one of the boldest trucks at the recent Pride & Polish show in Dallas, winning Best of Show in Working Bobtail.

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Take a 360-degree tour of a classy interior

The Peterbilt 389's green and white exterior scheme carries through seamlessly to produce a bright interior.

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Traveling trailer exhibit highlights sex trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking debuted its Freedom Drivers Project Friday at the Great American Trucking Show. The mobile exhibit includes displays of ordinary objects, such as a prescription pill bottle and a CB microphone, to show the realities of trafficking and how intertwined it is with the trucking industry. "It's one thing to talk about human trafficking, quite another to show the physical evidence of it," said Kendis Paris, TAT executive director. "When you're inside the FDP and ...

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Cool customized frame rail storage unit

One of the Pride & Polish competitors at the Great American Trucking Show, Dean Jay, is proud of a storage compartment with an automated cover that he and his sons built in their shop. "It's all watertight," he says of the enclosure for storage units between the frame rails of his 2007 Peterbilt 379, Cream Puff.   He uses it to storage chains and straps for his flatbedding operation, Jay Transport, a six-truck fleet based in Ucon, ...

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