Overdrive Staff

The Sleep That Kills

In 1995, Timothy Douglas, 40, fell asleep at the wheel of his rig and hit a pickup truck carrying 14 people, killing seven. A few month...

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Letters From Readers

COMPARISON MISSES THE MARK I was so enraged by Dustin Lowdermilk's curt and condescending attitude about truckers [September...

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Six For Success

Did you forget to make new year's resolutions? It's not too late. These half-dozen tips will pay off whether the long-awaited economi...

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Melting The Winter Blues

Driving through Northern states or at night can bring out SAD symptoms. Test yourself at ...

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Repossession Realities

A truck locked behind gates on private property is usually off limits to a repo man - but only until he returns with a court order. ...

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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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