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Roadmansion photo gallery, background from founder Mike Parkhurst

| July 16, 2014

Overdrive founder Mike Parkhurst converted a Los Angeles home into the Overdrive Roadmansion, a hotel for truckers, in 1967.

‘America respected and loved truckers a lot more back then’

Gregg Blair | July 04, 2014

Six-million-mile man Gregg Blair, now retired, remembers a long career.

Campfire stories

| April 02, 2014

"One of the very best hings about MATS this year was being able to park in the Papa John's lot and hang out with people who have been in the trucking industry since Jesus had ...

Blast from the past — and future — at Landmark International showImage Gallery

| September 19, 2013

Scenes here from the customer-appreciation event and antique truck show September 13, 2013, at Landmark International's Cookeville, Tenn., location.

Rest in peace: Owner-operator Don Mulder of Nebraska

| September 10, 2013

Owner-operator Donald Ray Mulder of Lincoln, Neb., passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. In the 1980s he was head of the Nebraska chapter of the Independent Truckers Association.

Looks like we got ourselves a parade!

| May 16, 2013

Overdrive reader Kyle Cantor remembers the convoys of old, and proposes a new one: "Hey drivers, let's get a Memorial Day convoy going for the Thursday before...."

A trucking-music blast from the past

| April 30, 2013

"Magic Lady" Genie Mack Brown of Prague, Okla., has reissued her 1980 trucking-music record, propelled by the 1979 independent truckers' shutdown, after which she also became an owner-operator.

Historical significance in the Internet age

| January 18, 2013

Are you familiar with the North Dakota "Great Nosehair Massacre of 1863?" Wendy's Internet connection is spotty, but she think she remembers it from American History class.

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