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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 ...

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas — truckstop edition

| December 24, 2010

"The only real difference between you and me -- I do it in one night; you do it constantly." --Santa Claus at the truckstop, to a fellow hauler in the fuel line Merry Christmas, all. ...

Texas technicians rope Rush rodeo grand prizes — vids and more from the eventImage Gallery

| December 22, 2010

Sorting though the rich experience that was Rush Truck Centers' Tech Skills Rodeo, held last week in San Antonio, is I've found a task best approached over weeks rather than days. If you missed the ...

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 ...

Complimentary advertisement… and: PSP unlikely to be the new DAC

| October 08, 2010

Driver with a lens-load of cool It's been a few months since we checked in with on-road crooner Howard Salmon, so he checked in with us, sending along this picture he happened upon recently, with ...

Still ‘dressed for success’ — Henry Albert’s opening salvo at GATS PIB

| September 29, 2010

Overdrive 2007 Trucker of the Year, independent owner-operator Henry Albert (pictured, right, with our current Trucker of the Year, Mike Crawford), delivered an opening salvo at Overdrive’s Partners in Business seminar Friday, Aug. 27, at ...

Coming attractions: Show trucks

| July 30, 2010

The biggest venue for Pride & Polish, produced now by Overdrive’s Custom Rigs, is coming in less than a month. It’s the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Aug. 26-28. This show always draws great rigs. ...

Talking recession, recovery and history in Oklahoma City with Marvin Rush

| June 15, 2010

Amid recent headlines trumpeting growing manufacturing activity, freight volumes and truck and trailer sales, it’s tempting to look at Rush Enterprises’ expansive new facility in Oklahoma City off I-40 at the Council Road exit as yet ...

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