trucking history

Craig Ryan’s 1965 International CO4000: Lookback photos, more

Craig Ryan gives a personal account of his brief time trucking leased to Dart and otherwise hauling bees in the 70s and shares photos of his 1965 International CO4000 cabover.

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

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

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Bon voyage — a final word on leaving trucking

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."

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72 years later, those wheels sing a colorful song

“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.

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Editors to talk owner-operator history, new efforts

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

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New book explores first cross-continent truck trip

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 day. A Young Dwight Eisenhower was part of the convoy, and his experience of it is oft-cited as having a great deal to do with his support of the Interstate Highway Program as President later. A new book, however, tells the ...

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A receptionist’s memories: Overdrive in Hollywood

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

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Overdrive Galleries

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

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1970s-era Overdrive staffer enjoyed storied past

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

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The future Lady McCartney’s trucking roots

Did you know the daughter of New England Motor Freight Chairman and CEO Myron Shevell also happens to hold the distinction of being engaged to none other than famous Beatle Sir Paul McCartney? It's true, at least if we are to believe the New York Observer, who published a story about Shevell (pictured) and her engagement to McCartney last week. Check out the Observer story to hear how Shevell came to be where she is today, ...

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