trucking history

‘America respected and loved truckers a lot more back then’

Gregg Blair | July 04, 2014

Six-million-mile man Gregg Blair, now retired, remembers a long career.

Bon voyage — a final word on leaving trucking

| November 16, 2013

Thomas Dempsey's farewell to trucking "toward a more stable industry, one that young people will want to enter, and current drivers will choose to stay with, and be proud to do."

72 years later, those wheels sing a colorful song

| November 15, 2012

“Singing Wheels" is a treasure of old trucks and truckers, dock and highway scenes, and more, packaged with the hype and patriotism of the early 1940s.

Editors to talk owner-operator history, new efforts

| November 21, 2011

Overdrive editors will discuss owner-operators' history and evolution on online radio's "Truth About Trucking" show Dec. 1.

New book explores first cross-continent truck trip

| September 19, 2011

Many of you will be familiar with the 1919 military truck convoy that traversed the United States in an effort to test the efficacy of cargo trucks on the roads, or lack thereof, of the ...

A receptionist’s memories: Overdrive in Hollywood

| September 16, 2011

Bonnie Robinson remembers Overdrive's staff and offices in the 1970s.

Overdrive Galleries

Lucinda Coulter | September 01, 2011

Culled from 50 years, the classic images in these galleries epitomize some of trucking’s big moments and the feel of bygone eras.

1970s-era Overdrive staffer enjoyed storied past

| August 24, 2011

Former Overdrive receptionist, Bonnie Robinson, remembers a storied past at the magazine, whose headquarters were once in Hollywood, Calif.

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