Randy Grider

Truckers roll with relief supplies to storm-ravaged area

| October 31, 2012

The trucking industry began preparing for the Sandy before the hurricane slammed into the East Coast by staging essential cargo in strategic locations and is now working to get relief supplies to areas most impacted ...

Truckers’ ghost tales compiled in new book

| October 26, 2012

Annie Wilder, who has written two other true ghost story books – “House of Spirits and Whispers and Spirits Out of Time” solicited the stories from truck drivers and family members of truckers for this ...

Port truckers practice art of the strike

| October 19, 2012

Los Angeles port truckers are quickly becoming proficient in the art of picketing. No, they are not on strike, but have been practicing on an almost weekly basis – just in case.

You can help stop child trafficking

| October 12, 2012

The average age for human trafficking victims is 12 years old. The life expectancy of a child after being forced into prostitution is less than 10 years.

Talking ‘essentials’ with John Ratzenberger

| October 11, 2012

Ratzenberger knows a thing or two about skilled labor. His father was a truck driver (Ratzenberger paid homage to his dad with his role as Mack, the Mack truck character in the “Cars” movies), and ...

A guide for absentee voting

Randy Grider | October 03, 2012

Online registration and voter-friendly laws make it easier than ever to cast your ballot when you can’t be home on Election Day.

Remembering Lawn Chair Larry

| September 29, 2012

You have to love the heart and spirit of true free-thinkers. Instead of “I can’t,” they are the ones who always consider the “why not?” That was the mindset of Larry Walters, a North Hollywood, Calif., ...

Check out these videos and more

| September 21, 2012

Got a little extra time on your hands at the truck stop and looking for something to watch? Overdrive has a cache of free trucking-related videos covering a wide-range of interests. If you are interested in ...

Randy Grider

Randy Grider is editor of Overdrive. Before joining Overdrive, he spent 12 years as editor of Truckers News and 10 years in the newspaper industry. A CDL-holder, he also worked in the transportation industry as an escort driver for oversized loads and part-time relief driver for a mobile home transporter.

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