four-wheelers

‘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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Brad Kuhn presents ‘A 4-minute ride with a truck driver’

"How about a little credit for the accidents that we avoid?" asks Brad Kuhn with this collection of near misses. "I think law enforcement needs to crack down on aggressive driving around trucks."

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‘High-speed trucking: Chicago rush hour’ from BigRigTravels’ Stephen Michaels

This video by BigRigTravels.com driver Stephen Michaels captures a run through Chicago at rush hour, at high speed (the video, not the truck).

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Are driving skills about to be devalued?

Our industry has spent years on the hard sell that safe driving is truly a skilled profession. It’s sad to imagine the long-haul more akin to Homer Simpson, watching gauges at the power plant.

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‘Huge mistake': Readers sound off on speed limiters

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, voices are raised against any speed limiter mandate, while some emphasize alternatives to imposing a single speed on on-highway trucks, such as adequate training and rewards for voluntary governing,

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Operator turns to music

Joe Martin, recently retired after 23 years with FedEx Freight, penned a road-rage romp in which you might be able to find more than a little to identify with, as it's about "Those Arrogant Bastards" -- the less courteous among your four-wheeled highway counterparts.

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Texas Trucking Association president calls for speed limit reduction

And readers sound off on speed in the wake of South Dakota's early-April introduction of an 80-mph top speed limit.

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Tim Rickards presents ‘Chicago merge’

File under: Dashcam Central's "Hall of four-wheeler shame." Says Rickards: "One of many Chicago merges to share just west of the 80-94 split. Plenty of room behind me."

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Introducing: Overdrive’s Dashcam Central for driver video shares

"We hope this new section of Overdrive's website will grow into a repository of reader-submitted rolling-video work (such as with a mounted GoPro camera) and dashcam clips that show compelling events."

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Monday roundup: Driverless cars, discount ‘adult’ toys

Data on self-driving car laws mapped by Stanford research project; and -- File in 'weird': Sex toy discounts -- via reefer trailer.

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