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Righting the record

Mack truck book author Harvey Eckart and others weigh in on the correct identification of a MackR-600.

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A pink tow truck gains immortality in the Hall of Eye Candy

The pink Lincoln Toe Truck, featured in Overdrive's July 2000 Channel 19, now resides in a museum's Hall of Icons and Eye Candy.

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From knee-high in a Kenworth to oversized hauls

Oversize hauler Doug Beutler recalls how his love of trucking took off behind the steering wheel of a 1978 Kenworth.

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Collector’s dream yields a ‘gold beauty’

The Holy Grail of Dodge Bighorns, Chrysler's 1973 prototype show truck, eventually made its way to a collector long known as Mr. Bighorn.

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‘Move over, Raquel!’

Regina Meredith added glamour, curves and polish to the Dodge Bighorn when she modeled for Chrysler Corp. in the mid 1970s.

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‘In one helluva fix’ without truckers

Overdrive's 1972 disc jockey contest highlighted trucking radio hosts, some of whom are still on the air waves.

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Schneider National driver exceeds 4 million safe miles

Schneider National Inc., company driver Mark DeSotel was honored for driving 4 million accident-free miles in his nearly 35 years with the fleet, based in Green Bay, Wis. Late last year, he became the third driver in the carrier’s history to achieve the distinction.

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Team dogs: In-cab guardians are appreciated

Truckers dogs share a special trait: As a group, they are deeply appreciated and loved.

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Beyond 2000 through a 3D viewer

Overdrive celebrated the millennium's advent with a special 3D issue and viewer in January 2000.

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‘Tell ‘em Don Knotts sent you’

Don Knotts, who made the role of Deputy Barney Fife a legend, appeared in a 1970 Dodge Trucks ad in Overdrive.

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