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A story of ‘Singing Wheels’ that served America

The 1941 "Singing Wheels" film advertisement for the trucking industry showcases the oldtime trucks at their best, posted on OverdriveRetro.

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‘Recognition from the DOT': uShip’s viral parody of ‘Social Network’ movie trailer

Perhaps you've seen it. The Social Network film about Facebook's founding told the story of company cofounder Mark Zuckerberg's success "taking the entire social experience of college and putting it online." The film's trailer, which pairs a choral version of Radiohead's "Creep" with scenes from the film, was expertly parodied by the folks at uShip with the title "The Shipping Network," a funny little vid originally put together by company staff for their annual Christmas ...

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‘American Trucker’ premieres on SPEED channel Feb. 24 — with a familiar face

Imagine my surprise when, upon clicking over to a YouTube preview of SPEED's upcoming "American Trucker" series, I came upon a familiar face within the first several seconds. That face was Sparta, Wis.-based Paul Sagehorn (pictured here with his father, Craig), owner-operator of two classic pop-culture Kenworths, one employed in the filming of the Movin' On TV series in the 1970s, the other, more recent acquisition (and which I've written about extensively in the past ...

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Hats off for heroes at Fort Sam Houston. . .

My Truckers News Exit Only column this month details the long efforts of Marten Transport driver Candy Bass to grow a program she designed several years ago to send a positive message to wounded veterans of U.S. wars -- namely, that American truck drivers haven't forgotten about them. This year the annual program of hat donation, as I detailed in the magazine and in a previous post to the blog here, at upward of 1,500 ...

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Roadside Attractions

An Oreo design hits the spot, drug trafficking, a truck beauty calendar and ride-along pets are among the trucking news items featured.

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Going for the gold in 2011

We began celebrating Overdrive’s 50th year of publishing in October, when that milestone year began. Now, starting the calendar year of that golden anniversary, we’re introducing some improvements in the magazine.

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Idle-reduction strategy

Understand your habits before choosing the tool to power your downtime.

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FFTR Changes Coming Thanks to You

If you’re a regular reader of our health section, you may notice it looks a little different this month.

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

Personal Tune-up

Carolyn gives advice on resolutions, loneliness, and thinking about another woman.

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You Can Control Your Habits

Exercise affects your attitude. Attitude affects everything else.

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