Blogs

Truckers for Hope’s round two at St. Jude; Close brush with 60 below

Chris Dowdy's headed back for some trucking outreach and engagement at St. Jude; and an emotional story from Keith "Palerider" Lawson's Youtube channel on the importance of winter preparedness.

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Beware: Tasing is imminent

In which Wendy stays home for George's turn to Laredo and back, at which point she is gifted a taser. Look out!

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What will a mandatory minimum insurance hike cost an owner-operator?

Liability insurance, particularly for new owner-operator businesses, can rank number one for in fixed costs for an independent without a truck payment -- $10K a year or more for a new business. If you've boosted your total coverage amount from $750K or $1 million upward in recent years, how much more did you subsequently pay in premiums?

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Ken Fisher’s Pete 379: ‘I wanted the fire in my truck’

One standout among the 2014 Pride & Polish National Championship Series was Kenneth Fisher’s 1997 Peterbilt 379, with its striking green flame graphics.  “I’ve been a firefighter all my life, so I wanted the fire in my truck,” says Fisher, who’s from Muscoda, Wis. and Leased to Mercer Transportation. “It’s always been the mocha pearl, and then we added the dark green and lime green fire.”  Fisher took Third Place for Working Bobtail in the Championship Series, which ...

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Steve Allington: The ‘passionate’ kind of owner-operator

Allington's passion extends through his owner-operator career to his work with the metal band Apnea.

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Changing Gear: Kenworth on an upgrade tear

Handling product announcements for OverdriveOnline.com and its print product, I see a slew of gear-related news cross my desk on a daily basis. For the most part, this is all good information worth passing along to you readers, so I put a fresh spin on it and post it online, and later I send a similar version of the same story to the printers for our hard-copy magazine – you do remember magazines, don’t you? Anyway, ...

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Setting the mood with CB

It's a tool, not a toy, come on.

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Salutes: One young man’s tribute to his trucking family

Aspiring photographer Jodan Loan offers up a great picture of the Three Sisters peaks in Alberta, complete with night truck-lights motion blur, as a sort of tribute to several members of his trucking family.

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Twinkle, twinkle little scar

"If you're polite and respectful, people will usually talk to you about pretty much anything, but do yourself a favor and if you're with my Mom, don't stare. You hear me?"

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Report: Air horns for four-wheeler safety?

More and more, drivers are taking the issue of four-wheeler distraction (chiefly by cellphones) into their own hands....

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