Owner-Operators

Wood production leads September growth

| October 03, 2011

Manufacturing activity, and the economy in general, kept growing in September, though some related measurements tempered that good news. Wood Products was the leading manufacturing category reporting growth. The monthly analysis comes from the Institute for ...

Toolbox system made in the USA by and for owner-operators

| October 03, 2011

Veteran owner-operator Jeff Zehrer of Minnesota (trucking since 1983) had long known the difficulty of finding the perfect-sized toolbox to fit in his sleeper's side compartment. After 28 years of frustration, he decided to rectify ...

Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | October 02, 2011

A trucking addict tells all, differential and transmission oil change intervals, truck nuts, how to get and keep the contract plus truck gallery are among the featured industry news items.

Payday

Max Kvidera | October 01, 2011

Carriers chase after a diminished pool of owner-operator candidates with higher pay, bonuses and more compensation options.

Driver’s “beans-and-rice budget” needed in D.C.

| September 30, 2011

Someone who’s experienced his own financial crisis during this period is hot-shot hauler Frank Hagwood.

Workhorse antiques to get ‘a little pampering’

| September 30, 2011

OverdriveRetro's mission expands into trucking history at the end of Overdrive's 50th anniversary celebration.

New health audiobook, convoy for cancer cure, Project 351 gets low

| September 30, 2011

Joe Martin, whom you'll no doubt remember as the operator behind the Truckercise DVDs I wrote about earlier in the year (Martin's pictured, right, with Alex Debogorski of Ice Road fame), announced recently that a ...

Citizen to accident lawyers: Lighten up on anti-truck ads

| September 28, 2011

"How many times a day do you hear on TV ads from lawyers making statements such as, 'big trucks can cause serious injuries?'" So asked a reader, Bill Hughes, of the Tennessean newspaper, based in ...

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