Overdrive Extra

My favorite truck? Don’t ask!

| October 15, 2013

The one question I get asked more than any other as a truck journalist is some variation on, “Which truck is your favorite?”  And it’s not just drivers, fleet managers or industry figures who want to ...

More you can do if you do not support protest calls

| October 10, 2013

The truckers' shutdown/strike/protest is moving forward and gaining lots of media attention. The Letstruck team has spent the last three days writing, calling and e-mailing every news organization we can find contact info for. I ...

Questioning the logistics of the convoy in the capital (How many trucks, exactly?)

| October 09, 2013

Whether the Ride for the Constitution protest has the widespread backing or the top-down organization to pull off a meaningful rally or produce any results is questionable, but have they actually considered how many trucks they need?

Old trucking photos and a tale of ‘envy, pride and greed’

| October 08, 2013

The Fruehauf website contains lots of historical photos and company history, some of it quite dramatic.

Use your head: Don’t shut down Oct. 11-13

| October 07, 2013

"Let's make sure that the public knows there are members of the trucking industry that are informed and are a part of the political process and are not anarchist thugs."

Made in Spain?

| October 04, 2013

In the wake of the Great Recession, Europe has pulled ahead somewhat of the U.S. in areas like vehicle telematics and integrated drivetrains.

Insurance choices: Pay to play or pay the fine?

| October 01, 2013

For owner-operators in certain situations, Obamacare will solve some health care financing problems. It also creates an unprecedented health care financing problem – fines – for those who want no part of health insurance. Some of ...

The best – and worst – foods to gobble while driving

| September 24, 2013

Let’s hear it for the humble candy bar. A survey from Insure.com finds that it’s the best food to eat while driving. French fries ranked a close second, only one percentage point behind the candy bar. (My ...

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