trucking history

A produce hauler’s legacy: ‘Best job I ever hated’

| March 01, 2011

Floridian Ed Kimball created a family legacy when he hauled bananas from the Sunshine state in the 1950s.

A lion tests a model’s mettle

| February 25, 2011

Former Overdrive model Carrie Shubert offers perspective on men, women and life in her mantra as an accomplished psychic.

‘I loved those trucks’

| February 18, 2011

Wreckers, replicas, dumps and small fleets that once garnered monthly Overdrive awards inspired truckers' career choices.

A story of ‘Singing Wheels’ that served America

| January 07, 2011

The 1941 "Singing Wheels" film advertisement for the trucking industry showcases the oldtime trucks at their best, posted on OverdriveRetro.

Trucking advocate enjoyed Overdrive award

| November 23, 2010

Bruce Wieser won a prize for the Native American-inspired message on his rig and now advocates for trucker heroes.

Veterans Day: Memories of mail call amid war’s toll

| November 08, 2010

Retired owner-operator Doug Fetterly's first job out of high school, in 1966, was with the Fourth Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

Still trekking to shoot stills of the big rigs

| November 03, 2010

Amateur truck photographer Russ MacNeil has taken photos of big rigs since he was a teen growing up near Westfield, Mass. As a child, he was mesmerized as trucks roared by on walks with his ...

When the Midnight Cowboy changed his name

| October 25, 2010

Renowned trucking DJ Bill Mack hadn’t planned on being a liaison between spouses when he went on the air decades ago, but he learned that when you open the phone line for truckers and their ...

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