obituary

Rest in peace: Owner-operator Don Mulder of Nebraska

| September 10, 2013

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.

Final send-off for a Maine log-hauling legend

| January 12, 2013

Dale Crawford was the owner of the Maine Crawford family's log-hauling outfit until he sold it to his brother, Robin, in 2000 upon becoming ill. He passed away last week.

Former OD Owner-Operator of the Month Jimmy McSwain dead at 52

| January 09, 2013

Sunco Carriers driver, TCA Owner-Operator of the Year finalist and Overdrive's April 2012 Owner-Operator of the Month Jimmy McSwain died Tuesday morning.

Smokin’ Joe Lee Smith rides into the sunset

| January 07, 2013

Today, a salute, a send-off, for Smokin' Joe Lee Smith, a hardworking free spirit of a driver well-known for his 1989 album of rock 'n' roll truck-driving music, Smokin' Joe in Overdrive. I wrote about Smith ...

Bob ‘Cowpoke’ Martin passes on

| October 11, 2011

It is with sadness I bring news to you today of a longtime operator's passing. Though it's been years since I spoke to him -- and then only briefly -- the memory of the conversations ...

Channel 19 Monday: Fallen log hauler gets send-off; Court to Tiger Truckstop: ‘Set Tony free’

| May 09, 2011

Last ride for Maine log hauler 'Mackie,' R.I.P. The Central Maine Morning-Sentinel news site reported late last week on the Skowhegan memorial-service convoy that was reportedly "one last ride" for area log-hauler Maxell C. "Mackie" ...

Remembering a genuine American — Yellow Freight driver Karl Krueger

| February 19, 2010

It is with sadness that I that I relay news reports that confirm the death of a true American -- Karl Krueger of Sioux Falls, S.D. (pictured), a union driver for Yellow Freight who made his ...

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