Roadside Attractions

Cubby Buddy toolbox maker’s new storage system for load bars

| April 02, 2012

Hensley Inc.-leased owner-operator Jeff Zehrer (pictured), with a Great Dane dry van and Freightliner tractor and a unique line of tool-box systems for owner-operators you may well recall me writing about here back in January, has ...

Owner-operator bags Victory Vegas Jackpot bike

| March 29, 2012

  The bike Long Haul Trucking-leased owner-operator Steve Wright is sitting on is a 2012 Victory Vegas Jackpot cycle that was the grand prize in a contest begun by the Albertville, Minn.-based carrier at the Mid-America ...

Meet owner-operator of the year Larry SeversonImage Gallery

| March 25, 2012

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 ...

Classic Trucker’s Jumbo sandwich overhauled

| March 22, 2012

Today's post by Overdrive Managing Editor Lucinda Coulter The Trucker’s Jumbo hoagie at Ray’s Steel City Saloon in Tallahassee, Fla., used to be full of bologna -- fried bologna Pittsburgh-style, that is -- with everything else ...

One driver’s Wisconsin idyll — photos from the road

| March 20, 2012

On the road yesterday in Wisconsin I happened into this moment of contented beauty -- in the backyard of 56-year-old Roehl Transport flatbed division driver John Moeller. Moeller was named the TCA/Truckers News Company Driver ...

What are owner-operators’ top five problems?

| March 19, 2012

Readers, I'm beginning research on a story I'm preparing for Overdrive's June issue on which I need as much owner-operator input as is possible. It's one that will probe the five biggest problems owner-operators face ...

Former operator’s novel immortalizes trail-blazing independents

| March 13, 2012

Fred Afflerbach didn’t set out to launch a trucking career when he took a job working for a Bekins Van Lines-affiliated moving company in Austin, Texas, in high school in the 1970s. He caught the ...

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.

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