Blogs

Overlooked video gem reveals a bygone trucking era

“On the boulevard” shows owner-operators talking about their struggles to survive, being apart from their families, taking pride in running without authority and dodging scales.

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Heroes of the highway: Truckers just ‘awesome,’ says four-wheeler

A positive bit of news involving truckers Ken Lear, Jeff Norwood and a man and his dog came out of Mt. Laurel, N.J., last week.

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When filmmakers hit the road with 1970s owner-operators

After interviewing drivers at a late 1970s truck show, the film collective Optic Nerve spent six weeks crossing the country to record drivers for a 30-minute documentary.

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Do you even clutch, man?

George convinces Wendy he can float the transmission into reverse "if I get the RPMs high enough." -- "Sometimes nothing matters but getting ice cream on your face and laughing with the people you love."

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“God and God Alone”: Driver-songwriter Paul Marhoefer’s latest

The song has its roots in an accident that destroyed Marhoefer's Western Star in 2001 and nearly killed him, bringing on some tough times for the family. Hear it -- and more from his lately-released EP -- here.

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Highway bill: So much, yet too little

The new highway bill did nothing to create stable user-based funding to make our infrastructure program self-sustaining.

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Merry Christmas to the rat king

"Dear FMCSA, Happy holidays, from a small business trucking family!" ...

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Mailbag: Answering a few ELD mandate questions, and more trucking views

In this Channel 19 edition of Overdrive Radio podcast edition a few ELD-mandate-related questions answered, and a round-up of ongoing commentary coming in on the podcast line...

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In search of a decent hair barrette

"Sometimes, finding regular things when you're on the road is hard." Wendy's search for a barrette not "encrusted with enough cut glass geegaws to start a fire in the direct sunlight" continues...

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ELD mandate represents a ‘piece of freedom’ under threat, say readers

Audio: Three views of the ELD mandate show the strong opposition felt among many -- meantime, more debate on the pre-2000 model year exception and just who benefits most, by the numbers.

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