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Meet owner-operator Tim Philmon

Check out a gallery of images from a visit with Philmon, his 2005 Peterbilt 379 and Transcraft flatbed leased to Landstar Ranger.

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Another fall-colors view

Learn how you can share your fall photos with us via this shot by Overdrive reader James Churchill.

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PHOTO: Montana Peterbilt breaks new ground

And just who is that guy standing next to the Pete? The new facility is set to open in May 2013.

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PHOTOS: Cover shoot outtakes with crude hauler

Find a photo gallery of Overdrive's July 2012 cover shoot with crude-hauling owner-operator Jimmy Lessley in Texas -- and more about how the owner-operator got into the oil business.

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PHOTOS: Tracked Land Rover put together by Bill Bradford

After I posted about South Pittsburg, Tenn.-based Bill Bradford's immaculate Kenworth cabover last week, I got a note from Bradford about a vehicle he came across on YouTube after looking back over his own KW's vid. Check out a couple pics of it below. You'll recall I noted in this post that, though Bradford's driven truck in recent years, his primary business has been in parts for old Land Rovers such as this one. This ...

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Bummer, eh? Beer load sinks…

U.S. patriots living in Canada will no doubt be bummed by the news today: Click through the thumbnail of the pic here by Mathew McCarthy of The Record newspaper of Kitchener, Ontario, in Canada, for a story about this collapsed trailer loaded with beer outside the Beer Store on King Street in the same town. The paper reported the store was "undergoing mold abatement" and was moving stock to the trailer for the time being. As one ...

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Crossville classic — Bill Bradford’s FL 9664T

I'm out at the Crossville, Tenn., truck show of the Music City Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society, where things are just getting under way. Bill Bradford, semi-retired owner of a business selling Land Rover parts in South Pittsburg, Tenn. (between Monteagle and Chattanooga), is here with this sweet long-wheelbase (relatively) 1978 Freightliner cabover, powered by a 400 Cummins, 13-speed transmission (see below). He bought it several months ago from an owner based in Grain ...

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Meet owner-operator of the year Larry Severson

Leased to Dart Transit since the late 1970s, Truckload Carriers Association/Overdrive Independent Contractor of the Year Larry Severson's longevity with the company beats that of even some of the Oren-family management. Dan Oren, grandson of the company's founder and one of three brothers who continue to be active participants among the company's family ownership, remembers riding along with Severson (pictured) in his 1978 Ford LNT9000 conventional, powered by a Detroit 6V92, the second truck Severson ...

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Driver rides out Joplin tornado at Flying J

You've probably seen the pictures from the horrific tornado that rammed through Joplin, Mo., hitting the Pilot Flying J off I-44 at U.S. 71 yesterday. Ozark Mountain Leasing driver Todd Arnold, who lives far northeast in Maine, just weeks after missing the Glade Spring, Va., tornado that devastated the Petro Stopping Centers location there by three hours, was sitting in the Joplin Flying J's restaurant with his wife, Jamie, just as the storm was bearing ...

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Close encounters on the Alaskan ‘Haul Road’

Carlile Transportation driver Jim "J.D." Dobbs sees "a lot of wildlife" on somewhat regular runs on the Dalton Highway in Alaska to and from the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. "Moose, caribou, things of that nature," he says. "Some are close calls – when you come over a hill on the way to Prudhoe Bay and a large herd of caribou may be crossing the road, for instance." But whoa, right? Dobbs describes the experience pictured here as "once in ...

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