Evel Knievel’s driver and the 1973 Overdrive interview

| March 12, 2012

Unearthing the history behind Evel Knievel's 1970s touring operation with former driver Mike Draper. Bonus: Videos of the old Mack haul rig, currently undergoing restoration.

Southeastern Regional truck show one month hence

| March 11, 2012

Mid-America had to start somewhere. --owner-operator Ted Bowers, president of the American Truck Historical Society's Smoky Moutains chapter The show about which Bowers had those thoughts for me is a joint venture with his ATHS chapter ...

Building your quick reference folder

Phil Madsen | March 11, 2012

Collecting and using information to make life on the road easier.

Uh-oh! engine code: check fuel filter

| March 10, 2012

For the first time ever in this truck, we got a fuel filter code.

CSA-Proofing, part two: Closed greasing system

| March 09, 2012

I wanted to highlight a maintenance tip today you may have missed from owner-operator Gordon Alkire, leased to Landstar, down in the comments section on my "CSA-proof your rig" cover story for this month's Overdrive ...

The wisdom of calling ahead

| March 09, 2012

I learned (relearned) today the wisdom of calling ahead. Learned when not doing so cost us an extra stop and when doing so saved us a hassle at our upcoming delivery. Diane and I ...

More about New York tolls and highway tax

Phil Madsen | March 08, 2012

It is true what my friend told me about New York tolls and highway use tax.

‘Roll On, Truck Driving Girl’: Introducing trucker-songwriter Lisa Godino

| March 08, 2012

Harmony, N.J.-based Lisa Godino (pictured) is a self-proclaimed "folk artist just trying to make a little noise anywhere I can,” she says. It's not always easy, as the kind of noise she's talking about isn't ...

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