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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.

Mack takes Manhattan; Got a CB handle for sale or steal?

| November 26, 2012

Mack runs commercials on the CBS building "super screen" in Times Square, NYC, and Todd gets a CB -- got a handle for him?

Reader: Repeal FLSA trucking exemption

| July 24, 2012

The following comes by way of owner-operator Joe Ammons, who is looking for assistance with a petition for the U.S. Secretary of Transportation (or Congress) to repeal the trucking exemption to the Fair Labor Standards ...

Classic Trucker’s Jumbo sandwich overhauled

| March 22, 2012

Today's post by Overdrive Managing Editor Lucinda Coulter The Trucker’s Jumbo hoagie at Ray’s Steel City Saloon in Tallahassee, Fla., used to be full of bologna -- fried bologna Pittsburgh-style, that is -- with everything else ...

Former Overdrive editor, actor Charles Napier passes on

| October 07, 2011

Character actor and former Overdrive editor Charles Napier passed away at a hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Napier's perhaps best known for his role as one of the Good Old Boys in ...

The future Lady McCartney’s trucking roots

| August 17, 2011

Did you know the daughter of New England Motor Freight Chairman and CEO Myron Shevell also happens to hold the distinction of being engaged to none other than famous Beatle Sir Paul McCartney? It's true, at ...

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