Overdrive Staff

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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Depression: Help yourself

Much of the counsel for overcoming depression involves practices and attitudes that are common to basic mental and physical health. Here are r...

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Depression: Surviving a deluge of crises

Many truckers have a difficult time talking to one person about their emotional problems. Former owner-operator Don Kiefer, now 38, spilled hi...

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Depression: Now you’re talking

The most effective treatment for depression is a combination of therapy and medication, says Jack Herrmann, a director of Strong Behavior Heal...

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