Overdrive Staff

Breakfast Club

There comes a point in your life when you begin to look back as much as you look forward. No one knows when it will be over, and no one knows ...

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Hooked on Classics

Jack Norton, who's leased to Packerland Transport, loves his Kenworth W900L. Norton says his tricked-out, chromed-up prairie schooner is at l...

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March 2002

THE OTHER JESSE JACKSON U.S. Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., son of the civil rights leader, briefly had an unusual opponent in this mont...

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March 2002

HUSBAND-WIFE TEAM NAMED PRIME RECRUITERS Prime Inc., Springfield, Mo., has given leased owner-operators Jeff and Jean Bender of Inve...

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March 2002

KEEPING HIS COOL Mike Boulia of Newport, N.C., affectionately calls his ride Cool 359, but his trucks have not always been so pleasa...

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Taking Your Lumps

They're on the CB soliciting you before you even get to the warehouse," says owner-operator Mark Taylor of Warren, Ark. "They say, 'Hey, m...

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Bouncing Back

After three years of high diesel prices and, more recently, slower freight, owner-operators who've stuck it out have proved their mettle. Man...

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Reader Tips on Boosting Income

KEEP A BUSINESSLIKE ATTITUDE My best advice to others in a business that has danger lurking behind every mile marker is to keep a bu...

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Many Happier Returns

In tax season, owner-operator John E. Smith of Jackson, Neb., has even more reason than usual to love his mother. "I was lucky," Smith sa...

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Fry Now, Pay Later

Most computer users associate power surges with lightning strikes, but they're more common than that. However unlikely they may seem, if you...

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