Overdrive Staff

Excuse me, Mr. President, but . . .

President Jimmy Carter threw deregulation into high gear at a small town meeting. Did a 36-year-old independent truck...

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The Changing Faces of Trucking

When Aaron Gonzales started driving a truck there weren't many over-the-road Hispanic drivers like himself. "You saw Hispanics a lot in Texa...

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One-stop Service

Large, multi-service truckstops - where a driver can fuel up, take a private shower, grab a bite to eat, shop in the convenience store, have t...

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Making Drivers Feel at Home

Veteran truckstop waitress Tawni Gage has made a lot of friends during 20 years serving truckers. Tawni Gage, a 20-y...

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From Billboard to Hollywood

When Truckers News published its first issue in November 1977, truckers were the darlings of mainstream pop culture. Just one year earl...

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A Huge Texas Draw

Throngs of truckers and their families packed the Dallas Convention Center in September for the 4th annual Great American Trucking Show. At...

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CF Files for Bankruptcy, Lays Off Thousands

Consolidated Freightways filed for bankruptcy Sept. 4 and laid off 15,500 employees. The less-than-truckload company, which started truck-m...

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Diesel Experts Blast EPA Report

Diesel exhaust from big rigs probably causes lung cancer, says to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency. "Overall, the evi...

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Layoffs Expected to Follow Truck Order Slowdown

Engine and truck makers are laying off or planning to lay off employees in anticipaiton of a truck sales slump. Peterbilt, Detroit Diesel, ...

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Let the Big Horses Run!

Although NASCAR racing had already broken its regional bonds and become a national phenomenon, there was still skepticism when the sanctioning...

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