fiction

The Barn: A Halloween tale

| October 31, 2014

Perry and his Freightliner are long gone, but the barn on his widow Dara's farm holds vestiges of him, and mysteries for her young daughter, whom Perry never met -- or , as Dara finds ...

Be careful what you wish for: A Halloween tale

| October 29, 2014

A new fictional tale for a spooky week by Overdrive's Wendy Parker. Sure, Gary was a little overweight, but with the new weight mandates for drivers coming on, his resignation wasn't quite enough to forestall ...

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 ...

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 ...

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