Great American Trucking Show

Breaking Free: Owner-operator history upon Overdrive’s 50th anniversary

From fighting for enhanced freedom to haul in its early days to stressing smart business practices later, Overdrive has championed the owner-operator’s concerns.

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Freewheelin’s top 10 trucking songs after 1985

With Overdrive's September 50th anniversary issue hard on the way, and considering folks at the Great American Trucking Show got a sneak peak at the 50 top technical milestones John Baxter and oiur editorial crew put together, I thought I'd offer up a little for you. You'll recall our all-time top ten trucking songs, of course, a nice collection of tunes from the golden age. While the classics garner recognition in the all-time list, trucking music ...

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Aug. 27: Chill with an Ice Road Trucker

Ice Road Trucker Maya Sieber will be available for photos and autographs at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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Scenes from GATS

Great times abound in Dallas at the Great American Trucking Show, not the least of which is this nifty Plinko board at the Roady's/OTR Pro Fuel Card booth -- the new card offering flat off-the-top per-gallon discounts to small fleets and owner-operators (with a $4 a month membership fee) at more than 700 stops currently, and expanding. Stop by the booth (#13661) to play for a mini Mag-light, hat and more. (I wasn't up to ...

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New health blog from the folks at Con-way Truckload

Attendant to news that Con-way TL-leased owner-operators will be able to access relatively low-cost health/dental and other insurance offerings via the carrier's new TrueChoices benefits program, the company also is highlighting drivers' and owner-operators' health needs via a new blog. Steering Your Health today features a great recipe for Mexican Crock Pot chicken, cooked in-cab, in addition to a welcome message from company president Herb Schmidt, in which he invites all drivers, Con-way TL operators ...

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Trucking exec urges industry to adapt as market shifts

The trucking industry is reshaping itself within rapid market changes, Navistar’s sales and marketing vice president James Hebe said today.

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Live load visibility with a simple, free smartphone app

Owner-operators, there's been no shortage of talk about the profusion of truck-tracking devices and the relative problems they could cause, given ongoing hours-of-service/EOBR issues and discussions. But the simple fact of the matter is that allowing shippers and consignees a real-time window into your location could be a quite simple way to engage potential direct-freight customers if you're using brokers, or a value-added service if you're already independent with your own shippers (if, of course, ...

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Avondale outlook: regionalization changing equipment choices

Fleet executives say regionalization is affecting equipment spec'ing and fleet management operations.

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Aug. 26: Johnson to perform at Dallas show

Singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson will headline a free concert at the Great American Trucking Show, sponsored by Mobil Delvac.

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Aug. 26: Truckers to race at Dallas show

5K run shines spotlight on truckers’ health and demonstrates how even small changes to diet and exercise can result in big payoffs.

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