obituaries

Remembering a husband and hero

Dalene Davies-Smoot | August 07, 2013

According to this account by Dalene Davies-Smoot, Bob Smoot's widow, Smoot, gunned down at work as a small fleet operator, was a true driver's friend and advocate. "Next to his family, Bob loved his drivers ...

Bobby Bright’s final ride: June 15, 1945-Oct. 10, 2012

| October 23, 2012

Remembering Virginia-based hauler Bobby Bright, memorialized by his son Robert with a final big-rig ride to his final resting place October 16, 2012, at Madison Garden Cemetery in Madison, Va.

A wife’s tribute to her longtime owner-operator

| September 24, 2012

Owner-operator Clive Hemmings passed away during a run to Florida on September 30, 2011. His wife, Valerie, offers up this poem to his memory. He will be missed.

R.I.P. Sheriff ‘Cottonmouth’ — Ernest Borgnine dead at 95

| July 09, 2012

The trucking-film classic "Convoy" costar played a sherriff who used CB subterfuge in attempts to undermine a group of protesting haulers in the 1970s Sam Peckinpah flick.

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 ...

Fred: Memorializing one long-hauling dog

| March 24, 2011

Condolences to Overdrive 2010 Trucker of the Year, owner-operator Mike "Mustang" Crawford, whose dog Fred passed away early this morning. She was 12 and some years old. "It's a rough day for me, " Crawford said. ...

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