Smile for the camera, but keep your eyes on the road

| April 15, 2014

Having anyone’s camera inches away from you virtually the entire time you’re doing your job, and knowing that you don’t have control of the on/off switch, has to be unnerving.

Vote for your favorite beautiful trucker

| April 15, 2014

Selected quotes from our Most Beautiful nominees: “I love this industry and wouldn’t do anything else. I have a heart of gold and would give my last roller for a fellow driver in need”... and more!

Ice climber scales cow trailer, film at 11Image Gallery

| April 14, 2014

A few outtakes from the April Overdrive cover shoot with owner-operator Matt Hopkins.

Equipment Spotlight: For today’s tech-heavy trucks, AGM batteries may be best

| April 14, 2014

Vehicular batteries are technological marvels. But for all our dependence on them in both commercial and consumer applications, they largely are forgotten or ignored – until they fail, of course. For most of the past century, ...

The Whataburger connection

| April 13, 2014

...to alien abduction? Yes: "Poor George has the implant, and he's unable to fight the urges of the evil radio signals that emit from it, even under great duress."

Christopher Vallee builds a caboverImage Gallery

| April 12, 2014

Photos of a work in progress from the Alaska-based seasonal hauler and custom model truck builder: Plus more vintage 1970s Overdrive magazines, collected...

From one diseased, unhealthy animal to another

| April 11, 2014

"We all know these things are bad for us, but it doesn't make them any less delicious."

Thursday round-up: CARB protest, highway babies, apnea follow-up

| April 10, 2014

Owner-operator Loren Hutnick leads a rally, driver Mike Hawthorne packs a birthing kit, and Kenneth Dice decides fighting for a CDL is not worth it when authorities can't even make heads or tails of what's required relative to sleep apnea and medical certification...

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