Facebook friends are not enough

| June 27, 2011

Dear Carolyn, I am a pretty lonely guy and can't seem to figure out why. I am a professional truck driver, in good shape and am well read. I also have nearly 600 "friends" on Facebook. What ...

The all-time greatest trucking songs

| June 24, 2011

What are the top trucking songs of all time? That’s what we want you to tell us. Senior Editor Todd Dills has been soliciting titles through his Channel 19 blog.

A summer weekend read for gearheads

| June 24, 2011

The technology for air-to-air coolers and auxilliary power units was invaluable for making cleaner running engines and saving fuel.

New speed governor: Public art on the roadways

| June 24, 2011

No, it's not a joke the Kansas DOT is playing on truckers and motorists -- nor any kind of sophisticated speed trap. Click through the thumbnail of the picture at right here for a story ...

Bank robbery: The things some will do for health care

| June 23, 2011

Perhaps you've heard this story already -- desperate for something he thinks is totally out of his financial range, man does something over-the-top, creating a national media circus along the way. The latest variant comes from ...

‘Medically certified’ — join us for radio show Wednesday to probe driver health regs

| June 21, 2011

At 7 p.m. Eastern time tomorrow evening (Wed., June 22) I'll join Truth About Trucking Live hosts Allen & Donna Smith as well as my colleague Max Kvidera for a special show probing the issues ...

What are the top ten trucking songs of all-time?

| June 20, 2011

Planning for Overdrive's 50th anniversary this year, we want to hear from you with recommendations for a top-ten list of the best trucking songs of all time. Lest I unduly influence the process, I will ...

A knight of the road recalls the royal carpet

| June 17, 2011

Owner-operator Gordon Alkire recalls an era when the knights of the road, he says, were treated like royalty.

Our Authors

Carolyn Magner

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

Dean Smallwood

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

Todd Dills

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

Jack Roberts

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

Wendy Parker

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

James Jaillet

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

Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive. A CDL holder, he ...

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.