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PHOTOS: Cover shoot outtakes with crude haulerImage Gallery

| July 26, 2012

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.

High-altitude jumper was also a …

| July 24, 2012

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 -- ...

Win a free trip to Dallas trucking show

| July 23, 2012

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.

ObamaCare: Love it? Or repeal it?

| July 22, 2012

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 ...

A freeway is born – and choked

| July 20, 2012

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

Housing starts hit high point in June

| July 18, 2012

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

Getting a loan and avoiding outrageous interest rates

| July 17, 2012

A few tips for getting the best terms you can for a truck loan.

Paccar MX tough-tested with Louisville aggregate hauler

| July 16, 2012

Keith Redden’s retirement dream was to start a trucking firm. “I said if I owned six trucks, I could make a living,” he says. After a start in 2003 with three used Kenworths from a ...

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Overdrive Extra is a continuing blog on a wide-range of trucking-related topics brought to you by various Overdrive editors.

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