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Notes on parking lot pet etiquette

"Please be cautious and respectful enough to ask if you can pet the baby monkey before you run up on the poor thing and put your big human hands all over it. No wonder people get bit. I'd bite you, too, if I was on a chain, couldn't get away and you tried to pet me. Just ask George."

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Professionals behaving unprofessionally: Letter from a truck stop maintenance man

The crux of Charles Brady's argument is that there's a strong current of unprofessional selfishness rearing its head in a lack of basic courtesy on offer from drivers at his truck stop. He pleas to the true professionals for help.

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Weaver of tales, some of them true

Anybody familiar with an ol' boy running out of Arkansas, name of Bill Weaver? He's usually got a guitar with him, and last I saw him, he was hauling Ranger boats with a Freightliner cabover, in and out of Flippin, Arkansas.

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Video: More on the 2017 Peterbilt 389 flattop of Candice Cooley’s Patrone Livestock fleet

We caught up with the GATS Best of Show Limited Mileage Bobtail winner for this video a month later at the Guilty By Association show in Joplin late last month. Run through the old-school-styled, first full custom build from this six-truck livestock hauling fleet here.

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If you can’t say something nice, come sit beside me

"Apparently the people designing these autonomous vehicles and proselytizing their imminent takeover of the world have never been on an American highway, inside a big truck outside of a parking lot, or used brain power for anything other than putting the wagon before the wheel."

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Video: Behind the ‘Stars, Stripes and White Lines’ music video shoot

Run through some of the scenes last week Sunday, September 25, out at the Joplin, Mo., Petro, where one special convoy was staged for what is a special song from trucker/singer-songwriter Tony Justice. And meet many of the 14 drivers, many military veterans, who participated.

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Turning the national anthem into a scapegoat

Overdrive’s readers also feel strongly – as strongly as Colin Kaepernick feels about unjustified police shootings and other black oppression – that they’re abused by governmental officials. Instead of bullets and bludgeons, these officials wield an expanding arsenal of regulations that often add expense and misery to truckers’ everyday lives.

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Stunning New Mexico military tribute tanker from owner-operator Grant Maxey

During the shooting of film footage for the upcoming Tony Justice “Stars, Stripes and White Lines” video, we had the pleasure and honor of running with Grant Maxey and the 1988 Heil tanker he's had painted with a stunning tribute to the veterans of America.

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Most dynamic interior award: Steve Hurley’s classic 1987 Peterbilt 359

Unique license plate floorboards

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Video: Overdrive’s Most Beautiful Brita Nowak talks tough times, more at GATS

Nowak charmed everyone with her frankness about her breast cancer journey and her passion for all things trucking.

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