trucking history

The future Lady McCartney’s trucking roots

| August 17, 2011

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 ...

Blasts from the past: Bennies and bad checks

| July 22, 2011

Cartoons by Overdrive artist C. Livolsi in the 1960s were hard-hitting satires fused with corny humor.

You’ve been everywhere, Man

| July 08, 2011

Write in with your trucking memories and vote on your favorte trucking song for Overdrive's special anniversary issue.

| June 29, 2011

Lady Butterfly, a 1974 Kenworth conventional, was owned by John Mann, of East Canton, Ohio, when the tractor was Overdrive’s Tractor of the Month in September 1980. See more trucks from past issues at www.overdriveretro.com.

A summer weekend read for gearheads

| June 24, 2011

The technology for air-to-air coolers and auxilliary power units was invaluable for making cleaner running engines and saving fuel.

A knight of the road recalls the royal carpet

| June 17, 2011

Owner-operator Gordon Alkire recalls an era when the knights of the road, he says, were treated like royalty.

Revisiting a 12-month truck calendar

| June 02, 2011

Readers still remember Overdrive's January 1980 12-month calendar of trucks, which ranged from modern to antique, American to European.

Electronically controlled unit injector anticipates the future

| April 29, 2011

The 1985 electronically controlled unit injector was ahead of its time in anticipating the reduction of diesel emissions.

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.