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Interviewing Dan Heister, Overdrive’s Trucker of the YearImage Gallery

| February 16, 2011

In this month's issue of Overdrive, I wrote about the recession-surviving prowess of Boyd Bros.-leased owner-operator Dan Heister (pictured), whose mastery of his short-medium haul niche in Boyd's self-dispatch/percentage-pay Independent Express program brought him through ...

Curtain falls on new scale house inspection technology, opens on EOBRs

| January 31, 2011

I just finished a visit with Lieutenant James A. McKenzie and troopers at the Greene County, Tenn., scales on I-81, where  among other events I had the perhaps unfortunate occasion to witness an oversize hauler ...

Helpful partner — Western Express driver Derek DorseyImage Gallery

| November 15, 2010

Not only is longtime Western Express driver Derek Dorsey a great asset to the Nashville, Tenn.-headquartered fleet -- company recruiting director Matt Neal calls him "our go-to guy, great with customers, great with training new ...

Live from the first-annual Nashville “Chrome & Class” truck show

| October 15, 2010

Rex (left) and Hayden Eady are the father (owning and operating) and son (building, along with Hayden's older brother Hayward) pair behind the 1996 custom-built Peterbilt 379 pictured. The Pete, powered by a Caterpillar 3406B ...

Oh driver where art thou?

| October 14, 2010

Dear driver, I have been hearing there is a shortage of you. Is it because all the owner-operators are succumbing to that CSA 2010 bug and electronic logs? Or are all those newfangled hybrid trucks ...

APU rebates, Leslie train horns for East Tennessee’s Sams TruckingImage Gallery

| September 08, 2010

Check out my story in the September Overdrive magazine on various financial incentives -- rebates, grants, various low-interest loan programs -- state governments are making available to owner-operators and carriers to encourage the purchase of ...

‘There Is a Cure’ — new song written for breast-cancer-awareness convoy

| July 09, 2010

It's coming up Oct. 16, 2010, following the success of last year's inaugural U.S. event in Texas. At the TravelCenters of America location in Terrell, Texas, on I-20 at exit 503, the Convoy for a ...

Ode to a well-stacked weekend warrior

| May 28, 2010

As we head into Memorial Day weekend it's likely some of you out there will enjoy a rare round of golf with a friend or relative in town for once in a while. My father's ...

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