Blogs

Sleep at home is overrated

Missing the lullaby of an idling truck... "If you have insomnia, I highly recommend it, though I doubt an insurance company will pay for a Freightliner as sleep therapy."

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When the road leads nowhere

Hotshot hauler Jeff Ward crosses a road to nowhere; And mainstream media -- helped along by the Uber ride-sharing service -- works to turn "independent contractor" into a dirty word.

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The home time air hose

"As I was cleaning this week, I mentioned that if I ever had a dream home built, it would have air hose thingies in every room. And then the redneck light bulb went off in my head...."

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Photos: 20 European show trucks sporting chrome, lights, graphics

Roughly 200 show trucks showed up last weekend to the European truck racing finale in Le Mans, France, including several dozen American-style cabs. Check out some of them here.

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Nov. 22: National Fallen Truckers Memorial Day

Spearheaded by driver Dave Lippert, the both on- and off-line event is intended to honor and remember "all our fellow drivers and families," according to the main online hub for the event on Facebook.

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David Adkins — 1964-2014

David passed away on October 6. His kind and gracious wife, Shena, took the time to let George and Wendy know how much she appreciated their help with selling his Fitzgerald Freightliner glider kit truck.

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Lookback on — and a severe weather report from — a Mustang at the tattoo parlor

Mike "Mustang" Crawford runs through the high winds on I-40 in West Okla. and East Texas, and a look back on his Marine Corps tattoo.

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‘Cowboy Capitalists’ documentary features U.S. drivers running South Africa-Sudan

The documentary showcases American Ian Cox's venture in hauling on the African continent, following securement of a U.N. contract to haul military-grade vehicles of various natures from South Africa and other points to struggling South Sudan.

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Video: Sample a diversity of trucker body art

It doesn’t take much time hanging around a truck stop to notice that there’s no shortage of tattoos, many elaborate and creative. Overdrive’s created a Show Us Your Ink website to celebrate these wide-ranging expressions of interest, whether trucking-related or otherwise. We’re using the site to solicit photos of your tattoos and any comments you have about them. “I get to take it with me when i die!” notes Heather Knoll about her flower tattoo that covers ...

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Fellowship, drivel and education in polish

"Remember, Murphy's Oil Soap for the seats, alcohol on q-tips for the dash display, and just buy a cover for the gear shifter – or clean it in the privacy of your own cab."

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