overdriveretro

Blasts from the past: Bennies and bad checks

Cartoons by Overdrive artist C. Livolsi in the 1960s were hard-hitting satires fused with corny humor.

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A yellow butterfly flitters in her golden years

The 1974 Kenworth "Lady Butterfly," once featured as Overdrive's Tractor of the Month, is still pulling her weight and more.

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You’ve been everywhere, Man

Write in with your trucking memories and vote on your favorte trucking song for Overdrive's special anniversary issue.

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Trucking a lifesaver after reform school abuse

Retired trucker John Brodnax joined other former detainees at a Florida reform school in a class-action lawsuit decrying years of abuse.

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Lady Butterfly, a 1974 Kenworth conventional, was owned by John Mann, of East Canton, Ohio, when the tractor was Overdrive’s Tractor of the Month in September 1980. See more trucks from past issues at www.overdriveretro.com.

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The all-time greatest trucking songs

What are the top trucking songs of all time? That’s what we want you to tell us. Senior Editor Todd Dills has been soliciting titles through his Channel 19 blog.

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A summer weekend read for gearheads

The technology for air-to-air coolers and auxilliary power units was invaluable for making cleaner running engines and saving fuel.

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A knight of the road recalls the royal carpet

Owner-operator Gordon Alkire recalls an era when the knights of the road, he says, were treated like royalty.

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Creating a trucking community, catching up with friends

OverdriveRetro.com is gradually creating an online truckers' community of drivers who enjoy recalling careers they loved.

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Revisiting a 12-month truck calendar

Readers still remember Overdrive's January 1980 12-month calendar of trucks, which ranged from modern to antique, American to European.

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