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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.

Taking control of load-matching

| October 02, 2014

What has emerged through the years is the ability for owner-operators to quickly and accurately pinpoint the markets where they’re in high demand, even before arriving.

Changing Gear: Wabco’s innovations from across the pond

| September 27, 2014

Since they happened overseas while most of us were asleep, you might have missed last week’s announcements by Wabco, which chose last week’s IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 event in Hanover, Germany, to roll out a ...

‘Cream Puff’ Pete holds two surprises

| September 23, 2014

Dean Jay’s Cream Puff, a 2007 Peterbilt 379 and 2013 MAC flatbed, took home three awards from Overdrive's Pride & Polish at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

Ken Fisher’s Pete 379: ‘I wanted the fire in my truck’

| September 15, 2014

One standout among the 2014 Pride & Polish National Championship Series was Kenneth Fisher’s 1997 Peterbilt 379, with its striking green flame graphics.  “I’ve been a firefighter all my life, so I wanted the fire in ...

Changing Gear: Kenworth on an upgrade tear

| September 15, 2014

Handling product announcements for OverdriveOnline.com and its print product, I see a slew of gear-related news cross my desk on a daily basis. For the most part, this is all good information worth passing along ...

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