books

New book from a familiar hand: Overdrive’s own Wendy Parker

Something that had to happen here on Overdrive, but of course: The debut of George & Wendy Show writer Wendy Parker's "100,000 Miles of Crazy: Adventures from the Road with George and Wendy." The book's out now, a compendium of the best of her blog's first year.

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Out now: ‘The Bison & the Butterfly’ — rollicking sequel to former owner-operator Fred Afflerbach’s ‘Roll On’ novel

A road novel of the classic sort, the new book builds on the foundations laid by its predecessor -- Afflerbach's empathic, often hilarious, moving depiction of two generations of men coming back together through lived experience after separation and loss is a master turn in the literary arts.

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Owner-operator Glenn Keller’s new book delivers a catharsis

Keller's "Moving My Mountains: A Journey to Peace From Codependency" chronicles his lifelong struggles with codependent tendencies -- the truck as a 'security blanket,' a 'safe space' -- toward an ultimate peace through faith.

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Driver Todd McCann puts the ‘Trucker Dump’ podcast/blog between book covers

And more. 19-year veteran driver McCann has spent time organizing the book as an effective introduction to the world of long-distance trucking, capturing his whimsical and sometimes sarcastically humorous voice.

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Monday round-up: 15L option in the making for Cat trucks, another ‘ghost fleet’ debuts

Interesting news bits in a Jack Roberts interview with Caterpillar about its split with Navistar on Cat trucks. And: Tip on the new "Ghost Fleet" novel war-gaming a near-future China-U.S. conflict, techno-thriller style.

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New kids’ book from 28-year trucking veteran

Jeffrey Otersen's "Little Truckers: Feeling Scrappy" book for young readers tells the story of a classic living legend of a rig among the trucks of the Shamrock Lucky trucking company in Truckington, Ohio.

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Two new books for the kids

One from close to home -- children's book "Papa Doug Hauls Strawberries and Smiles" from the TN Trucking Foundation -- and former driver Susan Burton's "My Auntie Susan Drives a Big Truck."

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‘Ghost Fleet’ becomes reality in new comic

The new "Ghost Fleet" comics series builds on the notion of such a fleet of "elite combat-trained truckers" hauling no-touch, no-look cargo. One of them "takes a forbidden peek at his payload" and "uncovers a conspiracy that will change his life forever!"

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Kenworth T880 promotes literacy

This Kenworth T880 features a 52-inch sleeper and a special Seattle Mariners theme -- Aug. 26, it plays a part in a Paccar fund-raising effort outside Safeco Field in support of the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program in Seattle.

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Truck stop operator’s new novel set during the ‘Great War’

Karen Gettert Shoemaker's "The Meaning of Names" interrogates the reality German-American communities in the U.S. were confronted with following the outbreak of World War I.

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