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Mike Parkhurst’s legacy of reform

| August 05, 2014

Today’s owner-operators have him and other leaders, as well as thousands of drivers who followed them, to thank for today’s ease of entry to the industry. No one should take for granted the freedom to ...

Overdrive founder ‘spent his entire life trying to better’ trucking

Jill Dunn | July 29, 2014

Mike Parkhurst’s friends say they will remember Overdrive’s founder and longtime editor for championing deregulation and the cause of the owner-operator. Also, a roundup of reader reactions to Parkhurst's passing.

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...."

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