bedbuggers

Humor in all places: Weigh stations, auto hauler suppliers…

| April 30, 2012

That'll be $5, driver When we quizzed operators via Overdrive's Facebook page about their funniest weigh-station memories, moving van hauler Robert McConnell didn’t hesitate: “Many years ago at a Colorado scale, when you used to have to ...

Excerpting ‘Roll On,’ a novel by Fred Afflerbach

| April 17, 2012

The book is out, owner-operators. And what a book it is, telling the story, as I've written here, of owner-operator Ubi Sunt, an old-school "bedbugger" and child of the orphan trains facing down in the ...

Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | April 01, 2012

New life for old classics, Love's connect app, the Aurora Borealis and more industry news and oddities are featured.

Former operator’s novel immortalizes trail-blazing independents

| March 13, 2012

Fred Afflerbach didn’t set out to launch a trucking career when he took a job working for a Bekins Van Lines-affiliated moving company in Austin, Texas, in high school in the 1970s. He caught the ...

My talk with the $25,000-winning ‘Navigator of the Year’

| September 02, 2011

I got the grand opportunity to meet an owner-operator at the Great American Trucking Show last week who holds something of a grand distinction of being the only OO I know who's had a $25,000 ...

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