Owner-Operators

Garrett named Trucker Buddy

| March 12, 2012

Arch Wood Protection driver Randy Garrett was named December 2011 Trucker Buddy of the Month, nonprofit educational outreach Trucker Buddy International announced. Jennifer Austin, a fourth-grade teacher at Demorest Elementary School in Demorest, Ga., nominated Garrett ...

Petro opens in Carnesville, Ga.

| March 12, 2012

A new Petro Stopping Center has opened at Interstate 85, off exit 150, in Carnesville, Ga., TravelCenters of America said. The stop has 250 truck parking spaces, 12 diesel lanes, 18 showers, a Petro Lube service ...

Evel Knievel’s driver and the 1973 Overdrive interview

| March 12, 2012

Unearthing the history behind Evel Knievel's 1970s touring operation with former driver Mike Draper. Bonus: Videos of the old Mack haul rig, currently undergoing restoration.

CSA-Proofing, part two: Closed greasing system

| March 09, 2012

I wanted to highlight a maintenance tip today you may have missed from owner-operator Gordon Alkire, leased to Landstar, down in the comments section on my "CSA-proof your rig" cover story for this month's Overdrive ...

Cascadia’s aero design proves itself on the road

| March 08, 2012

See what contributing editor Steve Sturgess has to say about his test drive of Freightliner's Cascadia and its aerodynamic fuel economy.

Obama announces alt-energy plan at Daimler Trucks plant

| March 08, 2012

President Obama announced a $1 billion initiative to spur deployment of clean, advanced vehicles.

‘Roll On, Truck Driving Girl’: Introducing trucker-songwriter Lisa Godino

| March 08, 2012

Harmony, N.J.-based Lisa Godino (pictured) is a self-proclaimed "folk artist just trying to make a little noise anywhere I can,” she says. It's not always easy, as the kind of noise she's talking about isn't ...

Love’s contributes to tornado relief

| March 07, 2012

Love's Travel Stops is donating $25,000 to help victims of the March 2 tornadoes that devastated sections of southern Indiana and northern Kentucky, the Oklahoma City, Okla.-based travel center franchise says. A  Love's truck stop in ...

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