Blogs

KW vent-a-hood bound for weekend Pride & Polish

Jaikes is showing his Kenworth at this year’s first Pride & Polish event, at 75 Chrome Shop, which runs Friday through Sunday in Wildwood, Fla.

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Camaraderie on the road: Where did it go?

Voices on driver-to-driver camaraderie -- "pay it forward, you never go wrong." And: A mailbag podcast rounding up reader reactions to the dismissal of one owner-operator's obstruction of justice case.

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Fishing with the Rookie

A special day in Foley, Ala., fishing with the L.A. Rookie. And a message to a friend from the past: "Robin, if you're out there, know you were cherished by someone and still are. And drop ol' Bill a line if you can, he's got some fantastic stories to tell you."

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Rates hall of fame: Top 10 U.S. states for outbound freight

Does knowing historical rate performance on average help you in your day-to-day negotiations and planning? Find 2014 top performing states and Q2 outbound averages nationwide here.

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Checking in with ChampTruck competitor Allen Boles on his small fleet’s prep for upcoming truck races

Jupiter Enterprises’ owner, manager and driver Allen Boles has been hard at work prepping his 15-truck fleet’s two Peterbilt entrants for the upcoming Meritor ChampTruck World Series truck races, which kick off later this month at the New Jersey Motorsports Park. I had the chance this week to talk to Susan Boles, Allen’s sister, about the coal haulers’ progress on the racers and other prep with just a week remaining until they venture from their Weaverville, ...

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Notes on Miami

"Last week I learned that I don't care much for Miami." Diamond in the rough: the Mobil station on state road 997 in Krome has one of the best cheese-steaks around. ...

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Uberization postscript, with Truckstop.com head Scott Moscrip

"The transportation industry is kind of like the Middle East, there’s always turmoil." --Truckstop.com President and CEO Scott Moscrip on neverending broker-carrier-shipper back-and-forth on rates, unlikely to change with so-called "Uber-style" brokerages...

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25th anniversary pride: Our 25 best show truck videos

One way we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of Overdrive's Pride & Polish this year is highlighting our best custom truck videos.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Worst case scenario: A truck fire! What to do if your rig’s ablaze

Smelling smoke while you're on the road? Take action before it's too late. Read these seven key points, or you can view our 30-Second Trucker Tip video series to get the quickie version.

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Do the right thing

The “you drive your truck, I'll drive mine” attitude isn't helping anyone.

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