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A message from Randall-Reilly president

The below comes from Overdrive and Truckers News publisher Randall-Reilly's president and CEO Mike Reilly (pictured), a good man I've gotten to know over my years with the magazines. Thankfully, all Tuscaloosa- and other Southeast-based Randall-Reilly employees survived the storm. My thoughts continue to be with, as Mike well puts it, "many in our community and other areas of the Southeast have not been so fortunate." Reilly's message follows: A message to our Randall-Reilly friends: We ...

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Penske Logistics IndyCar debuts third; ‘Trucker bombs’ a misnomer, police say

Penske Logistics IndyCar debuts in third A Penske Logistics-sponsored IndyCar, driven by Ryan Briscoe, made a position 4 start and no. 3 finish yesterday in the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300, presented by Nestle, on the exciting street track in the Brazilian capital. The new car's shown here undregoing "final preparations for shipment to Brazil at the world famous Penske Racing facility in Mooresville, N.C." Itaipava Sao Paulo was the debut race for the No. 6 Penske Logistics-branded ...

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A few red flags to look for when meeting someone new

Carolyn gives advice on meeting online, being treated badly and rude comments about a pregnancy.

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BP Scare Leads to Changes

If you’ve had a high blood pressure reading, ask your doctor what you can do to get that number down permanently.

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Getting Out of the Rut

Sometimes the best way to achieve a goal is to back off and take a break.

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Roadside Attractions

Trucking oddities and interesting features along with Overdrive's Truck Gallery and Channel 19 are featured.

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Simplify your record keeping

The owner-operator bookkeeping system I’ve developed is as simple as one can be and generates the best reports possible.

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Tornado caught on owner-operators’ webcam

Owner-operators Randy Moyano and Ann Burt (pictured) run in a 1998 Peterbilt pulling a Fontaine RGN with Superior stinger axle for heavy/overdimensional loads, leased to Greentree Transportation. I met the pair a week ago today in Lebanon, Tenn., where I took this picture. They were deadheading west then all the way to Oklahoma to pick up an oversize load that would take them back to North Carolina. By Wednesday morning this week, they were stopped ...

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Electronically controlled unit injector anticipates the future

The 1985 electronically controlled unit injector was ahead of its time in anticipating the reduction of diesel emissions.

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Braving the storm — two haulers’ Birmingham tornado stories

"I just spent all day yesterday cleaning up tornado damage," Overdrive Trucker of the Year Dan Heister told me this morning. Heister (pictured) was loaded heading south on I-65 bound for Saginaw, Ala., Wednesday afternoon, when he could see the big tornado that made its way into Cullman, Ala., around 3 p.m. that afternoon. "I kept the hammer down and got about four miles south of it" before it made the interstate, he says, then kept ...

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