family

Fishing with the Rookie

A special day in Foley, Ala., fishing with the L.A. Rookie. And a message to a friend from the past: "Robin, if you're out there, know you were cherished by someone and still are. And drop ol' Bill a line if you can, he's got some fantastic stories to tell you."

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Truckers’ wives and spouses – the silent voice of the industry

"There's no official 'Drivers' Spouse Appreciation Week,' and rarely do we hear stories of the support they provide, so I'm going to take a quick minute to thank all the trucker's wives, husbands and families for the job they do."

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The ‘Wonder woman’ of Team Justice

Don't let her small stature and ocean-blue eyes fool you – Misty Justice is a force to be reckoned with.

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Giving thanks: Driver dispatches

We asked, and you told. Here find a round-up of readers' answers to the question "What are you thankful for?" Happy Thanksgiving from all the staff at Overdrive!

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Thanksgiving 2014

What are you thankful for? Wendy here runs down a list of superlatives -- from family, vocal critics and, yes, all the drivers keeping the nation running down the road.

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A father’s love

"Here's to all the trucker Dads today. Thank you for what you do. Happy Father's Day."

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Wonders of technology: Saving a life

Driver Tim Rutledge owes particular features -- vibration, voice-dial -- on his cell phone for his survival after being trapped under his rig in below-zero temps this past week.

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Colder than [fill in the blank], or Pipes bursting on the home front

"Here's to the spouses and families of the drivers – Salute!!"

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Potluck Olympics

"I'm not a bad cook, but being around my Mom and my Aunt reminded me that I was raised to a pretty high cooking standard.... Just showing up with my sparkling personality isn't always enough."

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How to bring home on the road

While it requires dedication and understanding, and like any family situation, there will be trials and tribulations, having close family ties while being away is absolutely possible.

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