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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 ...

Natural gas + trucking = 6 stock tips

| May 04, 2012

It's interesting to see investors and mainstream business media take note of how the boom in natural gas production is affecting the truck market.

Driver health audiobook free download

| May 03, 2012

The docs/publishers behind the Man in White organization are trumpeting a 30-day free trial of Audible.com's download service that enables drivers to download the Truckers' Road to Health audiobook free of charge (normally, it's $23.85). I wrote about ...

Gorgeous truck, beautiful girl: Behind the scenesImage Gallery

| May 02, 2012

A model poses with Gene McKinney's custom 2000 Peterbilt 379 wrecker.

Could stocks lead natural gas power uptake?

| May 01, 2012

Much has been made in recent times of the traction being gained by natural gas as an energy source to power truck freight transportation. Natural gas powertrains have made their most significant gains to date ...

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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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