A clatter in the town hall

| October 16, 2008

A victory for defiance? Westford, Vt. (population 2,086, according to the 2000 census) is the latest municipality to take up the issue of truckers' Jake-brake use and the attendant noise. The town council shelved an ...

Heads up

| October 15, 2008

As if high fuel prices, diesel shortages in the southeast and a financial crisis the likes of which we've not seen since the 1930s weren't enough, four northeast haulers found themselves in the literal line ...

Remembering a rebellion

| October 13, 2008

When Overdrive magazine was founded in the early 1960s as a fledgling magazine for the independent owner-operators of the American trucking industry, the Teamsters union was at the zenith of its power on the national ...

On the scene

| October 10, 2008

Paul Hartley, a former Overdrive editor and renowned trucking photographer (he's responsible for our Pride amp; Polish show-truck calendar shots), alerted us to some recent local fame he caught while shooting a new International Lonestar ...

Blogging from the cab

| October 09, 2008

The Cascadia, Freightliner's newest on-highway tractor model (pictured), is getting the reality-show treatment with the company's new Slice of Life campaign. Follow the link for blog posts from three owner-operators given the opportunity to spend ...

Now that’s a captive audience

| October 08, 2008

According to South Africa's Independent Online, some tow truck drivers have resorted to a sort of ">captive marketing" (my words) to potential towees. Reporter Natasha Joseph writes, "Some of Cape Town's tow truck drivers are ...

Who’s your copilot?

| October 07, 2008

Either the producers of Bill Maher's satirical documentary Religulous have memory/note-taking problems or a GPS unit in their production van led them three hours due southwest of their intended target, a purported ">Truckers Chapel" referenced ...

Truckers get the bypass in new highway report

| October 06, 2008

The Congress for New Urbanism has released a report called "Freeways Without Futures," a look at ten limited-access highways that run through urban areas that, according to the report's authors, should be replaced with surface ...

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