Blogs

Ice climber scales cow trailer, film at 11

A few outtakes from the April Overdrive cover shoot with owner-operator Matt Hopkins.

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Equipment Spotlight: For today’s tech-heavy trucks, AGM batteries may be best

Vehicular batteries are technological marvels. But for all our dependence on them in both commercial and consumer applications, they largely are forgotten or ignored – until they fail, of course. For most of the past century, automotive battery development has been slow and steady, with most of the resulting improvements focusing on longer maintenance-free life. Now, all that is changing: Rising fuel prices, anti-idling laws, alternative-drive vehicles and an exponential boom in the power requirements on commercial ...

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The Whataburger connection

...to alien abduction? Yes: "Poor George has the implant, and he's unable to fight the urges of the evil radio signals that emit from it, even under great duress."

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Christopher Vallee builds a cabover

Photos of a work in progress from the Alaska-based seasonal hauler and custom model truck builder: Plus more vintage 1970s Overdrive magazines, collected...

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From one diseased, unhealthy animal to another

"We all know these things are bad for us, but it doesn't make them any less delicious."

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Thursday round-up: CARB protest, highway babies, apnea follow-up

Owner-operator Loren Hutnick leads a rally, driver Mike Hawthorne packs a birthing kit, and Kenneth Dice decides fighting for a CDL is not worth it when authorities can't even make heads or tails of what's required relative to sleep apnea and medical certification...

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The gall-bladder revelation

"Should I get my CDL?"

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E-logging: What’s trackable is going to get tracked

Even if we lived in an alternate universe where hours of service did not exist, fleets eventually would monitor drivers’ locations and hours.

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Docs’ sleep apnea approach getting aggressive — and confused?

The story of a driver denied medical certification because of his successfully treated sleep apnea.

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Changing Gear: MATS tidbits from Mobile Awareness, Meritor-P.S.I., Toyo, Continental, AIMS Power

Sometimes in the midst of the array of announcements made at the Mid-America Trucking Show, a few tidbits unrelated to MATS might seep through the cracks. So let’s set the record straight with a few recent headlines that might have escaped your notice while checking out the news from Louisville, Ky. Mobile Awareness, a provider of transportation safety products, announced its first MobileTraq Vue feature upgrade by integrating the SenseStat Obstacle Detection Backing Sensor System. The ...

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