social media

Former ‘American trucker’ host Robb Mariani hit with a ‘sick’ meme, hits back

Robb Mariani is challenging Facebook to institute better piracy/defamation controls in the wake of his image being used in a meme equating being a "real trucker" with hitting hitchhikers with urine bottles thrown out the window at highway speeds.

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Never fear, Supertrucker is always near

"I'm going to start pulling out of this space at 29 and a half minutes, because I'm not going to be made to take a 30-minute break! I'm a rebel, baby!" Sometimes, being a supertrucker is hard.

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Introducing: Overdrive’s Dashcam Central for driver video shares

"We hope this new section of Overdrive's website will grow into a repository of reader-submitted rolling-video work (such as with a mounted GoPro camera) and dashcam clips that show compelling events."

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Be part of the problem, or part of the solution – your choice

There's another video going around – this time of a guy peeing in the parking lot, in broad daylight, at a facility that clearly has public restrooms close. I'm sent at least one of these videos a week, or see them on other trucking pages. I don't repost them, I don't share them. I don't because there's not enough time in the day to attempt shaming people into acting right. It also shames the entire ...

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Unintended offense and other social (media) faux pas

"People get mad at the strangest things.... Tread lightly on the interwebs – they's dangerous."

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Radio check from under the ice bucket; And a two-wheeler’s salute

In which Channel 19 writer Todd Dills accepts a couple of ice-bucket challenges, and issues a couple more -- and a long-distance highway cyclist delivers a big salute to the pros he shares the road with.

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Shout from a tank hauler in Jordan

Driver Fares Shishani -- of Jordan in the Middle East -- sent in a couple shots of his tank operation by way of a greeting to the American truck driver He hauls a regular route from the Port of Aqaba: about 500 miles on a three-day round.

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Poetry in photo captions? Yes, dump trailers too

We asked -- "What's with these two shiny trailer rears?" -- you told. The best among photo captions for a reader-submitted photo of some finely-polished dump trailers.

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The brotherhood exists, take two

Social media makes new connections: George helps out a driver stranded near he and Wendy's Ohio home with part of his bus fare to Ontario.

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Introducing new LinkedIn group ‘Overdrive’s Trucking Pro’

Earlier this week, Overdrive launched the "Overdrive's Trucking Pro" LinkedIn group. The open group allows users to post topics for discussion, as well as invite like-minded others to join.

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