Trucking time travel, only faster

| February 17, 2011

We’ve changed the Overdrive 50th anniversary site, OverdriveRetro.com, so that the home page loads much faster.

Interviewing Dan Heister, Overdrive’s Trucker of the YearImage Gallery

| February 16, 2011

In this month's issue of Overdrive, I wrote about the recession-surviving prowess of Boyd Bros.-leased owner-operator Dan Heister (pictured), whose mastery of his short-medium haul niche in Boyd's self-dispatch/percentage-pay Independent Express program brought him through ...

Nashville downtown TA back open after floodingImage Gallery

| February 15, 2011

Since Feb. 3, haulers traversing the north side of Nashville's downtown mini-loop coming from I-40 or I-24 West may have noticed a special postcard (pictured) delivered to them in the form of a billboard just ...

Mack CEO on ‘Undercover Boss’ this weekend; Overdrive editor on magazine’s 50th anniversary

| February 14, 2011

Mack prez works from the trenches Class 8 trucks come to CBS reality-TV series Undercover Boss this weekend, featuring Mack Trucks President & CEO Denny Slagle. The broadcast will be from 9-10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, Eastern and ...

Best love songs of all time?

| February 11, 2011

Do you have a favorite romantic love song? Send me your favorites and I'll put a top ten list together. Mine is, When a Man Loves a Woman. I'm just say'n, Carolyn

Android ‘Freight Finder’ app from TQL

| February 11, 2011

ATTN: Owner-operators. Yesterday, Total Quality Logistics announced functionality and availability of a new "Freight Finder" app for Android-based smartphones. The free application enables quick searches from current location or other location of available loads, by trailer ...

Ties that bind: three generations of produce haulers

| February 10, 2011

Owner-operator Ed Kimball created a family legacy when he hauled bananas from Florida in the 1950s.

‘Safety Belts Save Lives’ — an art contest for the kids

| February 10, 2011

Here's an opportunity for the arts-prone grade-schooler in your life to show his/her stuff to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership, a wide a collaboration of the FMCSA and various work safety and law enforcement ...

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