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David Adkins — 1964-2014

| October 13, 2014

David passed away on October 6. His kind and gracious wife, Shena, took the time to let George and Wendy know how much she appreciated their help with selling his Fitzgerald Freightliner glider kit truck. ...

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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