Blogs

You don’t even need a magic lamp

Pilot Flying J app update -- the fairy truckermother is here: "Wouldn't it be nice if you pulled into a busy fuel island and had x-ray vision, so you could see which trucker just started the fueling process and which one was close to done before choosing a lane and committing to it?"

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‘Here to stay’: Turner Transport’s 2015 Pete 389

A video run through owner-operator Eric Turner's Turner Transport seven-truck fleet and its new flagship, the Best of Show (Working Combo)-winning 2015 Peterbilt 389 glider and 2016 Wally Mo car hauler.

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Fleenor Bros. ‘Ace in the Hole’ ’08 KW

In this video, owner Kyle Cousins runs through the custom overhaul the '08 W900 got in advance of Overdrive's 2016 Tennessee Pride & Polish this month.

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Don’t poke the bear

"Sometimes, it's OK to take the skinny roads, but for the love of God, don't slam on brakes for no reason."

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It’s not the truck

Though the headlines say, “84 killed by truck,” it wasn't the truck that killed the people, it was a deranged, evil, sadistic, inhumane terrorist who killed the people.

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New Montague folding Paratrooper bike line

Bit of a detour today from the long road, as it were. Behold the Paratrooper Pro, the Montague company's new line of full-size folding bikes the company believes are ideal for on-highway haulers.

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Report: Small carriers being hammered by bad rates, slow freight

Shippers are “pounding on rates,” the report says, referring to the present pricing situation as “rate carnage.” Small carriers like owner-operators are having a hard time keeping up, the report says.

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Tom trucker and the two-dollar shoes

"Professional don't wear sandals" -- or flip flops -- as the saying goes. What do you think? Does it really matter? Wendy weighs in.

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Car haul for the long haul: Moving the Tesla with Earl Jackson

A run-in at a Nashville-area TA with veteran car hauler Earl Jackson, company driver today for small fleet The Finest Carrier, piloting a 2015 KW T680 w/ 144-inch ARI super sleeper hooked to an enclosed Kentucky trailer loaded with Tesla Model S and Model X cars bound for buyers.

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Rearview: Providing a forum for ‘The Voice’

Though the section has changed names and formats in the 55 years since its founding, Overdrive continues to build its reputation on championing reader representation and the principles they care about. The magazine cover still proudly uses the tagline “The Voice of the American Trucker.”

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