‘The center cannot hold’ — FMCSA’s hours quandary

| May 11, 2011

There is a growing feeling among industry watchers that in order to fully settle the decidedly unsettled regulatory situation surrounding the hours of service, Congress is going to have to legislate a solution. That sentiment has ...

He learned from his mistake

| May 10, 2011

 Dear Carolyn, I’m dating a man that was married to a terrible woman. She ran around on him and let him down in so many ways. He says he's learned a lot about life and love ...

Ferro on detention: ‘Shippers should be held accountable.’

| May 10, 2011

If you missed the open call the Trucking Solutions Group's member owner-operators held with FMCSA administrator Anne Ferro last week, you missed a lot. The wide-ranging conversation ran the gamut of topics from cross-border trucking ...

Channel 19 Monday: Fallen log hauler gets send-off; Court to Tiger Truckstop: ‘Set Tony free’

| May 09, 2011

Last ride for Maine log hauler 'Mackie,' R.I.P. The Central Maine Morning-Sentinel news site reported late last week on the Skowhegan memorial-service convoy that was reportedly "one last ride" for area log-hauler Maxell C. "Mackie" ...

Others take advantage of fuel surcharge

| May 07, 2011

Surprise, surprise! The $23 flowers deal for Mother’s Day, brought to my attention via email, turned out to exceed $40 by the time I pressed “submit order.” Annoying enough, but one curious element of this ...

Don't tell my daughter she's beautiful!

| May 06, 2011

Dear Carolyn, My daughter is an 18-year-old beauty. Men fall out of their chairs when she walks by. I used to be a beauty too but a hard life has wrecked my looks. I know she’s ...

Mack in Hagerstown, Jacobs share 50 years with Overdrive

| May 06, 2011

Mack Celebrates 50 years of Hagerstown powertrain assembly In a ceremony Wednesday at the plant in Hagerstown, Md., where its powertrain components have been assembled since 1961, Mack Trucks paid tribute to the past, celebrated the ...

From knee-high in a Kenworth to oversized hauls

| May 05, 2011

Oversize hauler Doug Beutler recalls how his love of trucking took off behind the steering wheel of a 1978 Kenworth.

Our Authors

Wendy Parker

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

Carolyn Magner

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

James Jaillet

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

Jack Roberts

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

Todd Dills

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

Dean Smallwood

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

Max Heine

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

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.