Lisa Kelly

Behind the scenes with Lisa Kelly

A couple weeks ago, as the Mid-America Trucking Show was winding down in Louisville, my friends at Volvo Trucks grabbed me in the media room and asked if I’d be interested in doing an exclusive interview with Ice Road Trucker star Lisa Kelly as she test-drove a Volvo VN tractor. Volvo was helping Lisa spread the word on WorldTrucker – a website and app designed as sort of social media/travel resource for truck drivers -- and this ...

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My MATS Mash-up

Another Mid-America Trucking Show is in the books and things are quiet for the moment while the trucking industry catches its collective breath. There’ll be more big news coming soon – I’ll be in Germany this time next month to get an up-close look at the new Detroit automatic transmission. But in the meantime, let’s sift through the confetti and see what we learned in Louisville last week. Our industry has a hangover I’m talking about the ...

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Exclusive: In-cab video interview with ‘Ice Road’ star Lisa Kelly

Overdrive executive editor Jack Roberts took a drive with "Ice Road Truckers" star Lisa Kelly, where she talked equipment preferences, IRT, her animals her pet-peeves.

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IRT star promoting Volvo’s Worldtrucker app/website

Lisa Kelly, star of TV’s "Ice Road Truckers" and "IRT: Deadliest Roads," will appear in the Worldtrucker segment of the Volvo Trucks booth during the Mid-America Trucking Show. Kelly on Thursday unveiled the new Worldtrucker smartphone app and website during the show in Louisville, Ky. The website and smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android platforms, enable truck drivers to connect and share experiences from their lives on the road. As the global ambassador for Worldtrucker, Lisa ...

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King of the ice road

Trucker star Alex Debogorski’s funny, brash personality adds a warm glow to ‘IRT’s frigid setting and continues to pave new avenues of opportunity.

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Roadside Attractions

A coffee cup collection, the weird case of Jabin Bogan, when patriotism turns to trouble and other interesting trucking industry items, plus Truck Gauges and Truck Gallery are featured.

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IRT without Lisa Kelly: Downer for many fans

With Ice Road Truckers' sixth season premiere on the History Channel last Sunday, fans were reportedly bummed by the absence of the biggest star the show's produced, trucker Lisa Kelly. (Find my 2010 interview with her here.) On Overdrive's Facebook page, one commenter went farther: "Looks like this will be the worst season ever. Hot dogs, hot heads, and idiots," he wrote. "The show has run its course." On Truckers News' page, commenters were more split in ...

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New ‘Ice Road’ premiers June 3 sans Kelly, Sieber

The sixth season of the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers series will feature drivers of the Dalton and Manitoba.

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Ice Road Truckers season 5 DVDs available

A set of DVDs with the entire season 5 of History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers" franchise is now available via History's website. The season pit the Canucks against the Americans, with a crew of haulers in Alaska as well as another group in Canada battling it out for the top spot, as you may recall. It was the season that ultimately produced James Jaillet's reporting last year on Alabama hauler Dave Redmond's difficulties (Redmond is ...

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Roadside Attractions

An outlaw is riding into cowboy country, there's a new dame on the Dalton, tornadoes take down some rigs, truckers say not to human freight and other industry news items are featured.

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