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Trucking: Like father, like son

Daughter, too. 7 in every 10 of Overdrive's mostly owner-operator readers, whether male or female, reported having descended from a trucking father, in some form or another.

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Four generations of fathers, sons power Penn.-based R.W. Smith Trucking

With Father's Day coming up, a question: Is/was your father involved in trucking, too? And: A guest profile of and "salute to a company "that’s been led for 85 years by successive generations of fathers and sons," Penn.-based R.W. Smith Trucking. 

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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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The winners of 2016

Aunt Nanci and Uncle Fred: "These are the people articles should be written about, their determination to win and deep, abiding faith are things we could all take a lesson from. The mantra for 2017? No wallowing allowed. ..."

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Dad does the driving

"If you happened to see a big, burly trucker-looking guy driving a teeny tiny blue Toyota down I-75 toward Cincinnati today, be advised he isn't really 1HotNurse. He's a dad who loves his girl enough to drive her around in her tiny car."

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Notes on missing home

"I know I'm a lightweight, but after 20 days on the road, I'm more than ready to go home. Everything seems like a chore, and I might become the tiniest bit whiny."

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“God and God Alone”: Driver-songwriter Paul Marhoefer’s latest

The song has its roots in an accident that destroyed Marhoefer's Western Star in 2001 and nearly killed him, bringing on some tough times for the family. Hear it -- and more from his lately-released EP -- here.

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Time is a frame of mind

Complexities abound in the lure of Washington state: "If we moved to the West Coast, I'd never know what time it is again." Seriously, mom?

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‘A Trucker’s Tale,’ part 1: Excerpting a memoir-in-progress from Ed Miller

I'm out of office taking a little R&R this week in my onetime hometown of Chicago with some old friends and family. Good news is former trucker Ed Miller of Baltimore, Md., has written a memoir of his trucking days that he's been kind enough to allow us to excerpt here. Miller will be taking over this space today, Thursday and Saturday, so tune back in for further installments in the coming days. Miller's also been ...

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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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