Overdrive Staff

November 2001

Mercer sponsors awards weekend Mercer Transportation, Louisville, Ky., sponsored its Top Ten Contractors Weekend to honor 50 owner-o...

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Learning to love a lemon

Owner-operator Larry A. Ward of Ohio bought his first brand-new truck in 1997. He says things started to go wrong immediately. Steer tires pul...

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‘War wag tales’

"In a land where violence rules with absolute authority, Ryan Cawdor and his wayfarer survivalists roam the strange, nascent 22nd century, li...

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Ode to ads

Look at any publication that's been around 40 years, and you'll see its advertising change to reflect the changing concerns and appetites of...

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Recovery on hold

Last summer's bleak short-term outlook for the trucking industry got bleaker after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The recovery many had pred...

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‘Too adventurous’

Trucker: Florencio Hernandez, 51, of Houston Family: Wife Rita, four children Truck: 1995 Mack CH427 ...

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What is the ideal horsepower?

William Wise Dadeville, Ala. Deaton "My truck has 370 hp, but I wish I had 550 hp, because it would be more pulling power....

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Are you depressed?

According to the Mayo Clinic, the two main signs of depression are: Loss of interest and pleasure in activities you used to enjoy. ...

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Depression: Driven to despair

I know what depression is," says 64-year-old independent trucker David Billman. "I lost my ambition. I no longer have any pleasure. I don't...

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Depression: Sleep debt takes its toll

Sleep problems and depression go hand in hand, says Martin Moore-Ede, head of Circadian Technologies, a consulting firm. "Truckers obviou...

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