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Blast from the past: Archived Overdrives with snow-covered rigs

| January 28, 2014

In light of another arctic blast impacting much of the country — along with blankets of ice and snow — we thought it a good time to dig through OD archives for a few snow-related ...

Idle highway chit-chat and Elvis in Raburn, Ga.

| January 26, 2014

"We're back to idle chit-chat in the truck. Idle chit-chat is an art, developed by the elders of the tribes and passed down as a method to pass time until the great ship comes to ...

Wonders of technology: Saving a life

| January 11, 2014

Driver Tim Rutledge owes particular features -- vibration, voice-dial -- on his cell phone for his survival after being trapped under his rig in below-zero temps this past week.

Colder than [fill in the blank], or Pipes bursting on the home front

| January 10, 2014

"Here's to the spouses and families of the drivers – Salute!!"

Updated list: Exemptions to hours regs issued in some states for propane, fuel, relief load haulers

| January 10, 2014

In wake of Winter Storm Hercules and the extreme temperatures in impacted states, several states have issued exemptions or waivers of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers hauling fuel to or in those states.

Updated: Views from the center of the ‘polar vortex’

| January 07, 2014

Pictures and more from drivers caught in the extremely cold temps across the nation's midsection.

NPR gets truckers’ takes on being halted by ‘cobblestone ice’

| December 12, 2013

Several truck drivers told NPR they were halted by "cobblestone ice" at truck stops outside of Dallas.

Farmer’s Almanac of winter doom: Pack your chains, drivers

| August 28, 2013

Latest get-rich-quick scheme: Full-service tire chain changing lane. "Just remember, people thought the Wright Brothers were crazy, too."

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