An old star shines coast-to-coast

| October 26, 2010

Owner-operator Mike Long, a native of Marion, Ind., restored a 1979 IH Transtar 4070B six years ago. The Landstar Ranger contractor still drives it.

Trucking’s newest competitor: Rail? Forget it. . . .

| October 26, 2010

A new competitor in the freight market is emerging. We've written about them from time to time, of course, from all the attention the railroads are getting on Capitol Hill and on the airwaves to ...

When the Midnight Cowboy changed his name

| October 25, 2010

Renowned trucking DJ Bill Mack hadn’t planned on being a liaison between spouses when he went on the air decades ago, but he learned that when you open the phone line for truckers and their families, you never know what to expect.

Allen Smith, others at Memphis Trucking Expo Oct. 23

| October 22, 2010

It's a banner month for first-time trucking shows in my home state of Tennessee. After Nashville last week, not to be outdone, of course, is Memphis, the site of the first annual Memphis Trucking Expo, ...

How much of your business goes to the trash?

| October 21, 2010

The folks over 40mpg.org, the site of an advocacy organization working to make "40 miles per gallon the standard for all automobiles in the United States," makes note of recent automakers' trumpeting of operations changes ...

So you want a good deal on a low-mileage truck…

| October 20, 2010

Sales of trucks, like everything else, slumped badly during the recession. Now there’s a shortage of used trucks in the sweet spot of four to five model years old, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

Novelist takes literary achievement to the truckstop

| October 20, 2010

Beyond the spotlight of trucking industry news in July this year a novelist was hard at work promoting a book, her first, in which one of four main characters is a long-hauler turned local delivery driver ...

Kandel Transport’s seasoned legacy

| October 20, 2010

Owner-operator Richard Daniels started trucking in 1946 and retired as Kandel Transport Co. president in 1992. His son, Jack Daniels, grew the Akron, Ohio-based reefer carrier with his father's guidelines: "Flash has no place in a business owner's life."

Our Authors

Todd Dills

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

Wendy Parker

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

James Jaillet

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

Dean Smallwood

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

Jack Roberts

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

Carolyn Magner

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

Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive and writes regularly ...

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.