Overdrive Extra

The stories behind the music

| August 18, 2014

The sing-off for the Trucker Talent Search will be held at the Red Eye Radio booth in the lobby of the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

Equipment Spotlight: Waxes and polishes

| August 17, 2014

When working to build your business, your truck can be your biggest and best advertisement. A little wax and polish will go a long way in showing current and potential customers that you take your ...

Video: Drivers to put voices in gear at Dallas show

| August 11, 2014

Trucker Talent Search finalists Brad James, Keith Sampson and Jennie Simpson will perform right as the show closes, at 5 p.m., at the Red Eye Radio booth in the lobby.

Changing Gear: New tech trends from American Power Group, Optronics, Kenworth, King Controls

| August 11, 2014

I get a lot of announcements from companies that have made relatively minor tweaks to traditional must-have products such as tires and brake pads, but every now and then I hear from vendors that are ...

Mike Parkhurst’s legacy of reform

| August 05, 2014

Today’s owner-operators have him and other leaders, as well as thousands of drivers who followed them, to thank for today’s ease of entry to the industry. No one should take for granted the freedom to compete with no restrictions on lanes, rates, areas of operation or freight.

Changing Gear: Updates from Kenworth, Dana, Bendix, Fontaine, Snap-on

| August 04, 2014

Kenworth made a lot of headlines last week. First, the truck maker has added Dana’s Spicer AdvanTek 40 tandem axle for new Class 8 pickup-and-delivery, regional haul and linehaul trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 ...

Video: Most Beautiful winner shares life on and off the road

| July 30, 2014

Emily Weymouth talks about women in trucking and the interesting things she does in her off-time, including modeling.

Changing Gear: Distribution team-ups from Navistar-Eaton, Fontaine-Mainstay, Vipar-Penray, Piedmont-Continental, Philatron-CED

| July 28, 2014

We’ve been hearing from a lot of OEMs and vendors who are collaborating on distribution solutions to make a few top-notch and highly desired products a little more accessible to truckers. This week, let’s highlight ...

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