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Hollywood gears up for throwback trucking flick

| August 31, 2012

18 Wheel Butterfly is supposedly a throwback road film that is part Thelma and Louise, part Smokey and the Bandit.

No shortage of trucking TV stars at Dallas show

| August 25, 2012

Anyone who doubts that trucking television has gotten big just needs to visit the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. TV celebrities, as well as the traditional slate of music stars, are greeting fans all ...

Video: Truck tests stabilty control system

| August 21, 2012

A brief video clip of Meritor WABCO's new Electronic Stability Control system in action.

‘Sputter’ hits higher gear in new book

| August 17, 2012

Jeanne Marie Laskas profiles driver Shannon "Sputter" Smith in new book, "Hidden America."

Who built your business?

| August 16, 2012

The political elite in D.C. have no idea how hard it is to earn a CDL, yet alone to make a living as a trucker, to raise a family at the same time, to keep up your health, to keep your sanity.

Video: Stun gun flashlight for truckers

| August 13, 2012

The Tactical Stun Flashlight offers light and protection.

Longtime Overdrive Trucking News personality passes

| August 12, 2012

The broadcast world and the trucking community lost a pioneer and innovator Thursday, Aug. 9, with the passing of Larry Shannon.

Four days of celebrating Brockway’s 100th anniversary

| August 08, 2012

One of the oldest names in heavy-duty trucking – Brockway – gets special honor this weekend with a 100th anniversary celebration that centers around the Brockway Museum in Cortland, N.Y. From Aug. 9-12 there will be ...

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