Overdrive Staff

A Drive Down Memory Lane

1977 was a significant year in trucking. Issues like deregulation, the 55-mile-per-hour speed limit, highway use taxes, the increasing cost of...

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Driver Driven

Trucks, engines and other components have changed dramatically over the past 25 years and truck drivers are the major inspiration for this evo...

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A Fairer Shake

Twenty-five years ago, at a town meeting in Clinton, Mass., President Jimmy Carter surprised his audience, his White House staff and many of h...

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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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