Worst roads redux

| March 18, 2009

This message incoming from owner-operator Zak Hargraves, who I talked to about the problem of roads in America on the occasion of Overdrive's 2008 Worst Roads survey and attendant story (out this past January), which ...

Driver featured in Denver Post

| March 17, 2009

Independent owner-operator Jorge Orozco Sanchez of Firestone, Colo. (pictured with his wife in a Denver Post file photo), was featured Saturday in the Post in a story about nominations for this year's Goodyear Highway Hero ...

‘Truck stop from the future’

| March 16, 2009

The March edition of tech magazine Wired featured this photoshop creation by Daniel Salo -- the first in the magazine's long-running ">Found" series, in which Wired editors presented their ">best guess at what lies over ...

Trucker’s tragic death highlights parking need

| March 13, 2009

The day prior to the Thursday funeral of Jason Rivenburg, the Schoharie County, New York, trucker felled last week by a bullet in an apparent robbery while he was parked off I-26 in South Carolina, ...

Stretching stereotypes

| March 12, 2009

Grammy-winner Marcy Marxer wrote her 1997 “Ballet Dancing Truck Driver” song as part of an educational package encouraging children to develop worldviews devoid of stereotypes. Elementary school teachers have sung the ballad at education conferences ...

‘I love Jerry Reed, man!’

| March 11, 2009

Such were the words of HBO's Eastbound and Down comedy series' cocreator Danny McBride when asked about the show title's connection to the recently deceased singer in an interview with Ign.com. About Kenny Powers (played ...

UK truckers dance

| March 10, 2009

After one Romanian trucker defied logic when he shot a video of himself dancing (quite excitedly and nimbly) about his cab while barreling down a Dutch highway, then sending the video out to media, apparently, ...

Economic news not all bad

| March 09, 2009

Following are items that came our way in the last several days. Hey, it’s not all gloom and doom. Of the four, two anticipate positive change in trucking:   The current glut of trucking capacity won’t last ...

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