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Keith Sampson: 2014 Trucker Talent Search finalist

Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley interviews driver Keith Sampson about his musical background and interests. Sampson is a finalist in the 2014 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search, sponsored by Delo.  The final competition was to be held Aug. 22 in Dallas at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Jennie Simpson: 2014 Trucker Talent Search finalist

Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley interviews driver Jennie Simpson about her musical background and interests. Simpson is a finalist in the 2014 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search, sponsored by Delo. The final competition was to be held Aug. 22 in Dallas at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Brad James: Trucker Talent Search finalist

Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley interviews driver Brad James about his musical background and interests. James is a finalist in the 2014 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search, sponsored by Delo. The competition was to conclude Aug. 22 in Dallas at the Great American Trucking Show.  

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Video: Drivers to put voices in gear at Dallas show

Trucker Talent Search finalists Brad James, Keith Sampson and Jennie Simpson will perform right as the show closes, at 5 p.m., at the Red Eye Radio booth in the lobby.

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Mike Parkhurst’s legacy of reform

Today’s owner-operators have him and other leaders, as well as thousands of drivers who followed them, to thank for today’s ease of entry to the industry. No one should take for granted the freedom to compete with no restrictions on lanes, rates, areas of operation or freight.

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Video: Most Beautiful winner shares life on and off the road

Emily Weymouth talks about women in trucking and the interesting things she does in her off-time, including modeling.

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Roadmansion photo gallery, background from founder Mike Parkhurst

Overdrive founder Mike Parkhurst converted a Los Angeles home into the Overdrive Roadmansion, a hotel for truckers, in 1967.

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Overdrive’s Roadmansion: A fancy driver’s oasis in 1967

Some of Overdrive’s oldest readers might recall the Overdrive Roadmansion in Los Angeles. Retired driver Bill Nickel, 74, is one of them. He contacted us recently to see if we had any information on the house, which provided lodging and amenities to drivers. Nickel recalled staying there during, he believes, 1967. He had a dedicated route with Kansas-based Tip Top Dairy Products running between Kansas and Los Angeles. He was lacking a return load one day, ...

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Carriers’ crystal ball: Load One keeps drivers with help of Stay Metrics

The Stay Metrics program uses driver feedback to improve retention. It does this by tracking engagement in a rewards program and evaluating results of periodic satisfaction surveys and exit interviews.

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Carriers’ crystal ball: John Christner Trucking gains from ‘big data’

Christner uses Athena, a new product from Vigillo, the industry’s leader in CSA data analysis. Athena uses a broad range of data, from driver-generated and CSA-related to information from areas such as weather reports and population density stats.

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