Blogs

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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‘Problem load’? No problem

Overdrive's 2016 Most Beautiful winner Brita Nowak's story is a great one, especially for independents trying to find new business. There are many skills to master as a single-truck owner-operator, but being up for a challenging run, like Nowak was, can land good business and steady paychecks.

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When ‘keep your chin up’ isn’t enough

After losing a friend and fellow driver to suicide, 22-year trucking veteran Michael Suson founded "Truckers for Truckers," a trucking-specific mental health support group.

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Expediters gathering for niche-specific annual event this coming week

Among the owner-operator niche trucking events out there, the Expedite Expo, first held in 2001, stands out for a variety of reasons, not least among them the close community of haulers that makes up the expediting niche.

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