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Way-back machine: Never-before-seen footage at Overdrive’s late-’70s New Jersey diesel drag races

U.K.-based Andy Harris' late 1970s short film on U.S. trucking, via Overdrive's Englishtown, N.J., truck drag racing event, provides a clear window back in time, including a glimpse of Overdrive's founder. Watch the film here -- recognize anyone?

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A brief timeline of 83,000 years

"Let's take a chance on disrupting the space-time continuum, and just cruise through what's happened in the past 83,000 years, while we were sitting in traffic last year."

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A little piece of trucking history

Wendy unearths a 1935 Ohio chauffers' license pin while assisting an estate sale in Dayton.

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Here’s the story of a couple named Parker

Wendy hopes for a Happy New Year from within the 20th year of marriage to George Parker. So far, "it's been a blast, even with a truck." Meanwhile, George's annual video wrap-up is here.

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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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Run an e-log as a team? Keep a regular weekly schedule? …

Here's the criteria FMCSA used to allow McKee Foods' private fleet's drivers to use 5/5-, 4/6- or 3/7-hour sleeper splits to satisfy the required 10 hours of sleeper berth time.

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Changing tires the old-fashioned way: ‘A Trucker’s Tale,’ part 3

Part 3 excerpting Ed Miller's "A Trucker's Tale" memoir: "It is a wonder my brothers and I didn't get killed changing tires while we were young."

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Learning to become a truck driver — and to cuss like one: ‘A Trucker’s Tale,’ part 2

Part 2 excerpting Ed Miller's "A Trucker's Tale" memoir: "Tt seemed that every grown man used several cuss words in every sentence. I practiced to myself enough that I could cuss with the best of them before I was out of elementary school. ..."

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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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Uberization postscript, with Truckstop.com head Scott Moscrip

"The transportation industry is kind of like the Middle East, there’s always turmoil." --Truckstop.com President and CEO Scott Moscrip on neverending broker-carrier-shipper back-and-forth on rates, unlikely to change with so-called "Uber-style" brokerages...

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