Overdrive Extra

Death in Arizona: Ultimate toll of distracted driving

| November 06, 2013

Sad and somewhat horrifying news from Arizona this week reinforces the toll distracted driving can take on life and limb — and trucking's image.

Piss’d Off Pete grabs 12 minutes of celebrity and roars on

| November 05, 2013

Since starring in Overdrive's most popular video, Piss'd Off Pete, a converted Peterbilt 351, has been featured on Jay Leno's Garage website and video series.

Road rage trivia, including the worst cities

| October 29, 2013

The road rage infographic, compiled by bestcounselingdegrees.net, is based on a compilation of data, including each city’s accident rates, commuter time and reported road rage incidents.

This is now the hottest cargo theft scam

| October 22, 2013

Experts say bogus pickups will become the dominant type of cargo theft.

Publicity of shutdown attempt says a lot about the evolution of news

| October 15, 2013

The Ride for the Constitution fiasco of last weekend brings to mind the quote often associated with war reporting: "The first casualty when war comes is truth." That’s  California Sen. Hiram W. Johnson, addressing the ...

My favorite truck? Don’t ask!

| October 15, 2013

The one question I get asked more than any other as a truck journalist is some variation on, “Which truck is your favorite?”  And it’s not just drivers, fleet managers or industry figures who want to ...

More you can do if you do not support protest calls

| October 10, 2013

The truckers' shutdown/strike/protest is moving forward and gaining lots of media attention. The Letstruck team has spent the last three days writing, calling and e-mailing every news organization we can find contact info for. I ...

Questioning the logistics of the convoy in the capital (How many trucks, exactly?)

| October 09, 2013

Whether the Ride for the Constitution protest has the widespread backing or the top-down organization to pull off a meaningful rally or produce any results is questionable, but have they actually considered how many trucks they need?

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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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