Overdrive Staff

Outlook 2003: Great Expectations

"I'm still making about the same as I was 20 years ago - $1 a mile after paying the brokers." Owner-operator Vernon Miller ...

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Specialized Trailers: Open For Business

Specialized open trailers offer opportunities for high-dollar hauling. Some owner-operators looking to make more ...

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Interesting Trucking Tidbits

IS NOTHING SACRED? The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News reports that "a 10-ounce bag of Skittles was taken from a 1997 Kenworth...

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News From The Industry

RESTRICTIONS When Mexican carriers begin operating in the United States, these restrictions will be in effect: CARRIERS Must ...

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Reaching for the Stars

The eternal mystery of outer space loomed especially large in the early years of the U.S. space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Adm...

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O/O February 2003

February 2003 Would you like to be our Trucker of the Year? Well, you have to be Trucker of the Month first, so e-mail Overdri...

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Used Trucks: Checklist and Inspection Diagram

We've created a buying checklist and a detailed diagram for you to take along with you when you're shopping for a used truck. To s...

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The Candymen Can

Trucker Wayne Lamberty would prefer to go by his longtime CB handle: "Two Birds." But everyone, from waitresses at truckstops to childre...

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Pride Inside

David Geer, standing by his 1998 Peterbilt, Marooned, chokes back tears. He talks about his grandson Dominick Geer, who has leukemia and lives...

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More Than Skin Deep

While others use machines, creams, lotions and elbow grease to do the job, Monty Casteel does what plenty of hard-working owner-operators do d...

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