death

$3.5 million awarded over trucker’s wrongful death

A Fresno County, Calif., jury returned the verdict on behalf of a California trucker who died in a truck fire caused by an extremely damaged transmission.

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Slowing down for your fellow driver

A tragic accident at a loading area ended the life of a driver opening his trailer doors last week -- yielding some seeming, but not always so, self-evident wisdom. And: More voices on over-the-road peeves...

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Journey into the sun…

"To laugh out loud embodies what it means to be alive... Rest in peace, Jerry, may you ride that mower into the sun."

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Rest in peace: Owner-operator Don Mulder of Nebraska

Owner-operator Donald Ray Mulder of Lincoln, Neb., passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. In the 1980s he was head of the Nebraska chapter of the Independent Truckers Association.

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Notes on death and laughter

No matter how dismal things seem, if you can find one thing to laugh about, you've won.

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Former Overdrive editor, actor Charles Napier passes on

Character actor and former Overdrive editor Charles Napier passed away at a hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Napier's perhaps best known for his role as one of the Good Old Boys in the Blues Brothers film as well as an intelligence officer in the Sylvester Stallone vehicle Rambo: First Blood Part II. But he served as an Overdrive editor at a time when the magazine's popularity and profile among the nation's owner-operators ...

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