Blogs

Unveiling: ‘Monkey Gouger’ travel center

| April 17, 2014

With the official unveiling still several weeks off, owner-operator Jimmy Ardis, a recipient of one of TA Petro's Citizen Driver Award recognitions, got an early look at his name up on the marquee at the recently renamed Manning, S.C., TA near his hometown.

Taxing our patience — in more ways than one

| April 16, 2014

Weather, taxes... "Mother Nature must have forgotten a few deductions this year, as she seems very angry and wrathful..."

Melvin Davis’ new ‘Hillbilly Hilton’ fresh out of the body shopImage Gallery

| April 16, 2014

The 2000 Freightliner Classic's 163-inch custom-built sleeper now comes equipped with a full-size shower and bed, easy chair, table, a full closet and a kitchen counter with a sink, refrigerator, microwave and cook stove.

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."

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