Trucking shutterbugs bring it in Truckers News first photo contest

| August 13, 2010

Photographers brought pretty stunning images to the online photo forum we host at the the Flickr.com photo site for the first, July contest on the theme of "Junked or Forgotten Trucks/Trailers." Check out Bob McGilvray's ...

Fitness and health to be big themes at GATS

| August 11, 2010

Named for the laudable goal of launching truck drivers writ large past the statistical driver's average age of death (less 61 years, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 years younger than ...

Join us at GATS!

| August 11, 2010

Something sort of amazing has happened in the past month. Truckers News' Fit for the Road program decided to put together a 5K event for the Great American Trucking Show. We figured the turnout might be ...

Empowerment

| August 11, 2010

The most frustrating thing about trucking is the waste of time.  Shippers and consignees seem to gleefully waste it. Our time has no value to them. They often treat the drivers like we have no ...

Original ‘Vince and Larry’ crash test dummies donated to Smithsonian

| August 10, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation last month donated a number of “Vince and Larry” crash-test dummy costumes and related auto safety items to the Smithsonian Institution. You probably remember the PSAs from the 1980s, such ...

New ‘gold trucks’ vid from owner-operator Howard Salmon

| August 09, 2010

Remember that little mention I made a few weeks back about my serendipitous meeting with past Overdrive Trucker of the Month Howard Salmon (pictured), the one where I talked about participating in a bit of ...

12 big legs on 18 wheels

| August 06, 2010

Cargo thieves in Quebec didn’t waste much time dumping a truck and trailer they lifted while in transit to an Ontario zoo June 18. Just 25 miles from where the rig was stolen, the trailer ...

Would you like fries with that?

| August 05, 2010

Driver demand is higher than it’s been in more than two years. For leased owner-operators, it could be a good time to get updated on compensation packages and other lease terms, especially if you’ve been with the same carrier for more than a few years.

Our Authors

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 ...

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 ...

Wendy Parker

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

Todd Dills

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

Jack Roberts

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

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.