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

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.

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Roadmansion photo gallery, background from founder Mike Parkhurst

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

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

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

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Campfire stories

"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 a new pair of sandals."

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Blast from the past — and future — at Landmark International show

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

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Rest in peace: Owner-operator Don Mulder of Nebraska

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.

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Looks like we got ourselves a parade!

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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A trucking-music blast from the past

"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.

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Historical significance in the Internet age

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

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

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