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Ties that bind: three generations of produce haulers

| February 10, 2011

Owner-operator Ed Kimball created a family legacy when he hauled bananas from Florida in the 1950s.

Action-packed memoir about more than broken bones

| February 04, 2011

Hal Needham, stuntman and director of the "Smokey and the Bandit" trilogy, relates career high points in a just-released memoir.

Art director’s pen had a knack for poking fun

| January 28, 2011

Paul Goeppner, Overdrive's art director, enlivened the magazine with original, irreverent line drawings form 1966-1984.

A few truck stop owners made the route easier

| January 19, 2011

Owner-operator John Stewart recalls some of the surprises he came up against at truck stops in California during the 1960s.

A story of ‘Singing Wheels’ that served America

| January 07, 2011

The 1941 "Singing Wheels" film advertisement for the trucking industry showcases the oldtime trucks at their best, posted on OverdriveRetro.

Looking forward, looking back

| December 30, 2010

As the new year rolls in, it's also a good time to reflect. And if you've following the five-decade retrospective on Overdrive's 50th anniversary website, you know there's plenty to see.

A coffee-table book of Freightliners

| December 29, 2010

Ron Adams' book, "White-Freightliner Trucks of the 1960s," features more than 100 photos, many similar to the rigs in 1960s Overdrive issues.

Can’t take the trucking out of the girl

| December 09, 2010

New Jersey native Cindy Cadiente appreciates her trucking heritage as the daughter of a former Independent Truckers Association president.

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