Team dogs: In-cab guardians are appreciated

| March 25, 2011

Truckers dogs share a special trait: As a group, they are deeply appreciated and loved.

Overdrive’s Coulter remembers Fred…

| March 25, 2011

Another fond memory here of Mike "Mustang" Crawford's trucking companion, Fred, who passed on early the morning of Thursday, March 24, 2011. The memory and the wonderful picture here come from Lucinda Coulter, Overdrive's managing ...

A “corporate mouthpiece” responds

| March 25, 2011

A few readers have taken me to task for my March editorial. I had argued that the proposed mandate for electronic onboard recorders could eventually put pressure to raise pay.

Latest distraction: Hauler takes on-highway health to new heights

| March 25, 2011

Some truck drivers in Germany are on a health kick perhaps more extreme than that of their U.S. counterparts. Near the western city of Munster, the website of Germany's English-language daily the Local reported, a ...

Fred: Memorializing one long-hauling dog

| March 24, 2011

Condolences to Overdrive 2010 Trucker of the Year, owner-operator Mike "Mustang" Crawford, whose dog Fred passed away early this morning. She was 12 and some years old. "It's a rough day for me, " Crawford said. ...

Why can't we be friends?

| March 23, 2011

His wife is jealous of his old girlfriend.

Diamond Heavy Haul rig/driver appearing on ‘American Trucker’ this week

| March 23, 2011

When I interviewed the Speed Channel's 'American Trucker' program host Robb Mariani back in January, he was “on set” in the passenger seat of a Diamond Heavy Haul driver’s rig, hooked to a “huge electrical ...

Language lurking in GAO’s CSA report to Congress: FMCSA hopeful to make driver data public

| March 22, 2011

Tonight, a major with the Colorado State Patrol I've spoken with on a couple different occasions about his work implementing the CSA Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories at the roadside inspector level will be ...

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