Overdrive Extra

72 years later, those wheels sing a colorful song

| November 15, 2012

“Singing Wheels" is a treasure of old trucks and truckers, dock and highway scenes, and more, packaged with the hype and patriotism of the early 1940s.

Another trucker finds Joe’s Truck Stop the hard way

| November 09, 2012

If you are a truck driver, Joe’s Truck Stop is a place you want to avoid visiting.

An easy way to stream your favorite talk shows

| November 08, 2012

A free app simplifies the process of finding and playing podcasts. Stitcher, available for iPhone and Android, offers the latest news, politics, sports, business and entertainment.

Truckers’ tool finds zombie niche

| November 02, 2012

Revamped tool aimed at truckers has zombie fans talking.

A forecast revisited: ‘Big-rig truck fleets will be driverless’

| November 01, 2012

One impetus for driverless vehicles is that the vast majority of accidents are due to human error. With today's technology, a robo-vehicle can constantly analyze its surroundings – moving and non-moving objects – and respond appropriately.

Dressing as a Peterbilt for Halloween

| October 31, 2012

A little ingenuity can go a long way.

Staying in the race

| October 30, 2012

When you mention trucks sto somebody outside of this industry, the first image that usually comes to their minds is a “Mack Truck;” a big, primitive, lumbering, decidedly low-tech brute of a machine that lasts for years before finally, falling apart in a noisy cloud of rust and soot. That’s not reality, though, is it?

Truckers’ ghost tales compiled in new book

| October 26, 2012

Annie Wilder, who has written two other true ghost story books – “House of Spirits and Whispers and Spirits Out of Time” solicited the stories from truck drivers and family members of truckers for this collection that was released in late summer.

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