Former Overdrive editor, actor Charles Napier passes on

| October 07, 2011

Character actor and former Overdrive editor Charles Napier passed away at a hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Napier's perhaps best known for his role as one of the Good Old Boys in ...

Lagging libido!

| October 07, 2011

Dear Carolyn, My husband has lost his sex drive. I’m not sure what to do about that!  I’ve tried all the usual methods but he’s not interested. He’s a great guy and we have a strong ...

Truck Stop Missouri redux; American Trucker GATS episode tonight

| October 06, 2011

Truck Stop Missouri a 'trucking ambassador' in reality? After my interview posted yesterday with Joe Bechtold, General Manager of the Midway Truck Stop and Travel Plaza that is the subject of the Truck Stop Missouri ...

A trucking ambassador: Interviewing ‘Truck Stop Missouri’ star Joe Bechtold

| October 05, 2011

The Truck Stop Missouri series on the Travel Channel has been running for a couple of months now, featuring the goings on in and around the 12 business that make up the Midway Travel Plaza ...

Got the breaking up blues

| October 04, 2011

Dear Carolyn,  My girlfriend went back to her ex-boyfriend last week. It was a huge shock to me and I never saw it coming. She says she tried to tell me that she wasn’t over him ...

Fighting the ‘cold war’ with Ted Nugent

| October 04, 2011

With winter weather well on its way, and with it the looming threat of a gelling stranglehold on your fuel tanks, Power Service Products hope's you'll take note of their "Buy American/Made in the U.S.A." ...

Wood production leads September growth

| October 03, 2011

Manufacturing activity, and the economy in general, kept growing in September, though some related measurements tempered that good news. Wood Products was the leading manufacturing category reporting growth. The monthly analysis comes from the Institute for ...

Toolbox system made in the USA by and for owner-operators

| October 03, 2011

Veteran owner-operator Jeff Zehrer of Minnesota (trucking since 1983) had long known the difficulty of finding the perfect-sized toolbox to fit in his sleeper's side compartment. After 28 years of frustration, he decided to rectify ...

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