It's Thanksgiving -- what better time to share a couple Christmas tunes of considerably different hues by hardworking drivers Bill Weaver and Tony Justice.
A Happy Thanksgiving wish from Wendy Parker: "I have so much to be thankful for. I'm one of those annoying people who post on Facebook, 'I have the best life ever.' I know it's annoying as hell, but I do it anyway..."
Volvo Trucks' latest Youtube hit -- Jean-Claude Van Damme balances in a split between two trucks moving in reverse; also, find the last five of the company's stunt vids, all showcasing some aspect of their European truck models.
One primary problem with road and bridge improvements and expansions is that the Highway Trust Fund is going broke.
A tragic accident at a loading area ended the life of a driver opening his trailer doors last week -- yielding some seeming, but not always so, self-evident wisdom. And: More voices on over-the-road peeves...
"As much as I'd like to be able to write a happy ending for the hours of service story, I can't. The HOS are just the tip of the iceberg."
Another play in the trucking smartphone-apps landscape, with a robust trip-planning function; and full video of this week's House Small Business Committee's hours of service hearing.
On U.K. horse-meat fast-food burger scandal: "I'd actually be happy to find out it's only horse meat, and not something unspeakable, like ground-up baby diapers drenched in pig fat."
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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