Equipment Spotlight: Waxes and polishes

| August 17, 2014

When working to build your business, your truck can be your biggest and best advertisement. A little wax and polish will go a long way in showing current and potential customers that you take your ...

Crybabies need not apply

| August 17, 2014

Wendy on her personal trucking journey: "This is a rule that's been hammered into my head since I started out on this weird little journey, three years ago."

Crowd-sourcing in a perfect world (And: New vid from Tex Crowley)

| August 16, 2014

More on crowd-sourcing -- how about building a perfect truck stop via reader recommendations? Let's roll....

Steadfastly uncertain: Absence makes the heart grow …

| August 15, 2014

"I have wanderlust, but it's short-term, a lot like my memory. But home time was great, really. Can we go now?"

Nissan crowd-sourcing off-road pickup specs — meanwhile, at Big Rig Builder.com…

| August 14, 2014

The skinny on three social-media engagement efforts/contests from BigRigBuilder.com, Nissan and WABCO... Wish you could win an iPad mini? Here's a chance. Chrome, too.

A picture is worth a thousand wordsImage Gallery

| August 13, 2014

Wendy walks out into the truck stop parking lot to find a French teen model shoot ongoing around she and George's truck: "Sometimes, it's hard to have the prettiest truck in the lot."

Fallen driver Richard Sullivan’s ridealong companion is coming home

| August 12, 2014

Karen Talbot of Animal Aid USA requests drivers flash their lights when they see the N.J.-based nonprofit's van/trailer combo on the road Aug 20-21, and seeks drivers to participate in a Chatsworth, Ga., homecoming convoy.

Video: Drivers to put voices in gear at Dallas show

| August 11, 2014

Trucker Talent Search finalists Brad James, Keith Sampson and Jennie Simpson will perform right as the show closes, at 5 p.m., at the Red Eye Radio booth in the lobby.

Our Authors

Dean Smallwood

Dean Smallwood is managing editor of Commercial Carrier Journal ...

Wendy Parker

Wendy Parker rides with her husband, George Parker, an ...

Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts is executive editor for CCJ and equipment editor for ...

Carolyn Magner

Carolyn Magner is not a professional therapist and her advice is ...

Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from ...

James Jaillet

James Jaillet is the News Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him ...

Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive and writes regularly ...

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.