Overdrive Extra

The owner-operator: Takes a lickin’, still tickin’

| May 11, 2012

Looking at the overall need for owner-operators, their health tracks freight demand.

Are you going to drink that?

| May 11, 2012

The Associated Press reports a stolen trailer of Corona went missing on or around Cinco de Mayo.

Trucks – eyesores to the ritzy neighbor

| May 10, 2012

Cedar Lake, Ind., Town Councilman John Foreman says he doesn't want trucks parked near his $300,000 house.

Awesome bull hauler: An Iowa Pete truck show winner

| May 09, 2012

Peterbilt of Council Bluffs, Iowa, hosted a truck beauty competition and show this past Saturday, May 5, that attracted more than 40 entrants. Pictured here (beauty shot below) is the "hot lime-green" 2000 Peterbilt 379 ...

Poster art for truck safety

| May 08, 2012

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro yesterday announced the two winners of this year’s “Be Ready, Be Buckled” Safety Belt Student Art Contest. Regular readers of the Channel 19 blog will remember this post ...

Study indicates growing number of independents

| May 07, 2012

A recent jump in carrier registrations might be due to drivers getting their own operating authority.

Show truck lights and a full winners listImage Gallery

| May 06, 2012

The full list of winners from the 75 Chrome Shop’s Pride & Polish show – held April 27-29 – is available on Overdrive’s sister website Custom RigsMag.com. With it are a photo gallery of the ...

How-to: Identify quality air coils

| May 05, 2012

A quality air coil will exhibit good “strength, durability, flexibility, memory recoil and performance in hot and cold temperatures,” say the writers behind parts manufacturer Phillips Industries’ Qwik Tech Tips monthly newsletter. A chief consideration ...

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