social media

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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New alert app from Missing Truck Driver network

Kari Fisher, ridealong partner of driver Lee Fisher and founder of the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network, launched the new MTDAlerts app at the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's 40th-anniversary Heart of America trucking show Friday, Oct. 18. Since the launch, says Kari Fisher, "we've had 300-400 folks register" to receive the text alerts the app enables, and that number just continues to grow.  Fisher says that app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android platforms, and ...

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BumperStumper from Alliance

Alliance Truck Parts' BumperStumper contest offers Alliance merchandise and prizes for guessing the make and model of a truck by a picture of its bumper only.

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The brotherhood exists

The bond between truckers of all stripes is real. It was reinforced for Wendy recently when a nephew went missing and she put the word out to drivers through social media.

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Missing Truck Driver Alert Network finds helpful fleet partner

When Kari and Lee Fisher joined the Lightning Logistics fleet, they found no small measure of support from fleet co-owner Joe Hammerslough and others there.

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‘Harder than it looks’ — mainstream biz reporter takes big-truck wheel

Biz reporter Lauren Boyer of the York Daily Record faces down fears of highway driving around big trucks to take the wheel herself; a round-up of truck/trucking shows near-term and down the road...

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Solidarity diaries: It’s a great day for a run

Keep on keeping on in the wake of the Boston bombings, what we do in the face of acts of senseless violence.

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Western Star hosting design contest

Western Star Truck Sales launched “The Design Our Star Project” to build a Western Star show truck from the ground up with features determined by popular vote through social media channels. The completed truck will be showcased at the 2014 edition of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Fans and customers cast their first vote at this year's MATS at Western Star booth (#30185) and online at www.DesignOurStar.com. Registration there is free and users can enter for chances ...

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Driver social media meet dates set

The 2013 Truck Driver Social Media Convention will take place Oct. 11-13 in Kansas City, Mo.

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Get your load on, redux

More photos of hot, heavy, big, tall or just plain odd loads from readers around the U.S. and beyond.

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