Overdrive Extra

Route 66 Archive stuffed with images past and present

| November 11, 2014

The website has images of thousands of postcards of fuel stations, diners and other attractions from the historic highway.

Truck video’s evolution to data mining

| November 03, 2014

Truck-mounted video cameras have been around for years, but what’s changed is the emergence of specialists helping fleets to comb through recordings and harvest useful data.

Video: Truck rams security post, proves they’re effective

| October 28, 2014

If the thought ever crossed your mind to try to knock down a security barrier with your truck, here’s some evidence that may change your mind.

The problem with ‘Say no to cheap freight’

| October 27, 2014

Trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford talks about rates at Overdrive’s 2014 Partners in Business seminar.

Eager to add a truck? Consider these 9 points.

| October 21, 2014

If you’re thinking about adding trucks, you can get a quick summary of nine key points to consider in a story by financial services provider ATBS.

Photos: 20 European show trucks sporting chrome, lights, graphicsImage Gallery

| October 15, 2014

Roughly 200 show trucks showed up last weekend to the European truck racing finale in Le Mans, France, including several dozen American-style cabs. Check out some of them here.

Video: Sample a diversity of trucker body art

| October 10, 2014

It doesn’t take much time hanging around a truck stop to notice that there’s no shortage of tattoos, many elaborate and creative. Overdrive’s created a Show Us Your Ink website to celebrate these wide-ranging expressions of ...

Video: One tragedy averted, another that could have been

| October 08, 2014

“It’s a shame that we’re all so busy we can’t stop and help one another out,” said Brad Wenneberg, one of two drivers named Highway Angels for their smart handling of a highway disaster.

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Overdrive Extra is a continuing blog on a wide-range of trucking-related topics brought to you by various Overdrive editors.

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