military

‘Hold the line’ — former ‘black hawk down’ Army ranger’s message of endurance, persistence

Podcast: Thomas spoke, telling the story of his Somalia experience, and performed the song this past Thursday to open the Conversion Interactive / TCA recruiting, retention conference.

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Werner unveils latest military-themed truck

Werner unveiled this week its latest Freedom-themed truck, dubbed Ride for Honor. The truck is the fourth installment in the fleet’s Operation Freedom fleet of military-wrapped trucks.

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More from former driver, military logistics pro on small fleet for driving vets

Military veteran Rob Ahlers talks further about his mission establishing small fleet MSR Transport Services, planning to lease trucks to FedEx and Panther driven by military veterans.

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Owner-operator’s ‘Black out’ tribute rig gets closer to finish line

W.Va.-based Charles Timbrook's 1999 Freightliner "Black Out" eases into its military-tribute theme with new mods. And: A Reliable Carriers car hauler on Car and Driver's cover.

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Bombs over Baghdad: The difference a year makes

Polling of Overdrive readers on the ISIS threat showed a marked shift from prior sentiment on further military adventures in the Middle East.

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POLL: Where do you stand on U.S. strategy against ISIS?

The United States has telegraphed a strategy of coalition-building in the region around Iraq and Syria and elsewhere to support U.S. role, primarily in a training/air capability as most recently expressed, in the fight against ISIS, aka ISIL or Islamic State. Do you support?

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POLL: Should military-style equipment be used by local law enforcement?

A national debate about the militarization of public space has erupted in the wake of violence in Ferguson, Mo. Weigh in here on the question of whether local law enforcement ought to routinely deploy military-type hardware.

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Mixed feelings on defense spending

Following Department of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s February DOD budget proposal, which looks for long-term reductions in overall defense spending but represents a short-term hike above spending levels automatically cut by last year’s budget-sequester deal, operators were similarly mixed on the proposal. “Shrinkage of the armed forces is not the answer,” wrote one commenter under the poll above, conducted here at OverdriveOnline.com. “Those in power will overcommit and stretch the military to the point that the ...

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What is the right course for Department of Defense spending?

Is the plan Defense Secretary Hagel outlined appropriate, or should DOD stick to lower sequestration levels -- or take another route entirely? Tell us your thoughts in this poll.

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And the winner is…: ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’

The winner in our Top Christmas Songs poll/countdown effectively evokes the melancholy of time gone by as well as the joy of having someone back home to share it with.

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