Heads-up: NY Times on truckers’ health

| November 22, 2011

The U.S. newspaper of record, the New York Times, devoted significant ink to many truck drivers' moves toward improving their health in their Monday edition. The primary feature, by Abby Ellin and well-illustrated with pictures ...

The next generation of trucking fanatics

| November 20, 2011

Jeff and Lynette Lynd of Ft. Collins, Colo., sent in this picture of their six-year-old great niece, Zoe, relaxing before going to bed with her princess blanket, fishing pillow and her favorite magazine, Overdrive (our ...

John Deere pedal car grand prize in Trucker Charity benefit raffle

| November 18, 2011

And what's best about it all is that the proceeds will go toward benefiting trucking families in need at Christmastime via Trucker Charity's Christmas Group. Tickets to enter the raffle for the car (pictured), which ...

The year-end tax dance

| November 17, 2011

One benefit of good cash flow management is having leeway in covering costs. The end of the year is a good time to put that flexibility to use to reduce your income tax bill on April 15.

Heads-up on new partnership that could change the leasing game

| November 17, 2011

This month in Overdrive, I examined a couple different alternatives to traditional leasing models carriers and their advisers are exploring for ways to avoid what some see as long-term growing challenges to the independent contractor ...

Cabover extra in ‘Real Steel’ film to be auctioned Dec. 8

| November 16, 2011

Joyce Smith, co-owner of Ron Smith Trucking of Breckenridge, Mich., shuttered the company about a year ago, a month after her husband passed away. The small fleet's equipment will be auctioned off on Dec. 8 ...

The truth hurts

| November 14, 2011

Dear Carolyn, Why are you always so sarcastic? Don’t you worry about what people will think? Penelope Dear Penelope, I don’t worry too much about what people think since they don’t do it very often. Besides, as your wingman, ...

Stowaway diary: Keep an eye on your roof fairing in Laredo

| November 14, 2011

What's wrong with this picture? Taken by owner-operator Henry Albert, with whom we just checked in last week, it shows a desperate attempt by a couple to stow away on a rig on its way from ...

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