Overdrive Extra

Six pounds of soot could be lurking in your oil

EGR-only engines put up to six pounds of soot into oil during a 40,000-mile interval.

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Meet the expanded Overdrive

Overdrive now incorporates its sister publication, Truckers News, and Overdrive spinoff Custom Rigs.

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Pay to play on the ice roads of Alaska

Alaska company capitalizes on popularity of Ice Road Truckers reality show with tour packages.

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Major owner-operator carrier reports record income

That's good news for independent contractors, considering Landstar is the nation's largest owner-operator carrier.

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PHOTOS: Cover shoot outtakes with crude hauler

Find a photo gallery of Overdrive's July 2012 cover shoot with crude-hauling owner-operator Jimmy Lessley in Texas -- and more about how the owner-operator got into the oil business.

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High-altitude jumper was also a …

Yeah, you guessed it. Today over on the CCJ blog find the story of onetime New Jersey-based truck driver Nick Piantanida (pictured), who also holds the distinction of being a 1960s pioneer of extreme high-altitude skydiving -- and who holds the unofficial record for the highest-ever manned balloon flight, 123,500 feet. He was trying to beat a U.S. Air Force colonel's jump record on that flight, though things went awry. Ever persistent -- and "a self-styled adventurer who ...

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Win a free trip to Dallas trucking show

Overdrive​ is giving an owner-operator the chance to jet to Dallas next month for an all-inclusive trip to The Great American Trucking Show.

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ObamaCare: Love it? Or repeal it?

As you'll likely be aware, on June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the president’s health care act, including a provision that requires Americans to prove they have health insurance or pay a fine. Also under the law, those with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage, children up to age 26 can stay on their parents’ insurance, and states must set up online “exchanges” where consumers can buy subsidized insurance policies. Presumptive Republican ...

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A freeway is born – and choked

The so-called Pasadena Freeway now carries more than four times the traffic it was designed for.

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Housing starts hit high point in June

Housing starts rose almost 7 percent last month, said the U.S. Commerce Department.

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