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Hollywood gears up for throwback trucking flick

| August 31, 2012

18 Wheel Butterfly is supposedly a throwback road film that is part Thelma and Louise, part Smokey and the Bandit.

‘Sputter’ hits higher gear in new book

| August 17, 2012

Jeanne Marie Laskas profiles driver Shannon "Sputter" Smith in new book, "Hidden America."

Pay to play on the ice roads of Alaska

| July 31, 2012

Alaska company capitalizes on popularity of Ice Road Truckers reality show with tour packages.

Major owner-operator carrier reports record income

| July 27, 2012

That's good news for independent contractors, considering Landstar is the nation's largest owner-operator carrier.

PHOTOS: Cover shoot outtakes with crude haulerImage Gallery

| July 26, 2012

Find a photo gallery of Overdrive's July 2012 cover shoot with crude-hauling owner-operator Jimmy Lessley in Texas -- and more about how the owner-operator got into the oil business.

High-altitude jumper was also a …

| July 24, 2012

Yeah, you guessed it. Today over on the CCJ blog find the story of onetime New Jersey-based truck driver Nick Piantanida (pictured), who also holds the distinction of being a 1960s pioneer of extreme high-altitude skydiving -- ...

Win a free trip to Dallas trucking show

| July 23, 2012

Overdrive​ is giving an owner-operator the chance to jet to Dallas next month for an all-inclusive trip to The Great American Trucking Show.

ObamaCare: Love it? Or repeal it?

| July 22, 2012

As you'll likely be aware, on June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the president’s health care act, including a provision that requires Americans to prove they have health insurance or pay a ...

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