Personalities

The yardstick method of driver training

| March 01, 2014

Jimmy Ardis tells the funny story of how he learned to drive -- his uncle rapping his knuckles with a yardstick from the sleeper whenever he jammed a gear too quickly -- toward a serious focus on the need to more robust mentoring industrywide.

Download: ‘Drivin’ My Life Away’ version by Tony Justice

| December 05, 2013

With driver and singer-songwriter Tony Justice's "Apple Pie Moonshine" hitting all the major truck stops in the next weeks, a special download here for Overdrive readers.

Going where others won’t: Owner-operator Jimmy Nevarez

Tara Bullock | November 29, 2013

Nevarez has made a career specialty out of short-haul in Los Angeles, Calif., as an owner-operator in spite of the many naysayers who told him it couldn't be done.

Doctors, guns and money: OOIDA seminars had it all

| October 21, 2013

The sun came out for the second day of the Heart of America Trucking Show and so did the crowd on Saturday. And plenty of attendees took a break from old friends, beautiful trucks and good music to pack the seminar tent for a range presentations designed to make a professional trucker a little more healthy, wealthy and secure.

Candy ‘The Girl’ Critchfield, produce hauler extraordinaire

| October 15, 2013

Candy Critchfield has learned to love life on the road after years doing farm work.

Lindsay Lawler’s truck stop concert series a dedication to trucking heroes

Tara Bullock | October 04, 2013

Country singer and Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler played with her band in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Oct. 4, where she talked trucking heroes, truck stop concerts and more.

A driver’s chance encounter spirals into multi-media coverage

| September 03, 2013

Tim Young wasn't expecting his life to change the day he ran into a woman photographing drivers at an Ontario, Calif., truck stop.

Hauling Tanzania: Meet Mike and Sherri Washington

| August 16, 2013

Mike and Sherri Washington's launch of a second career in trucking have found the pair on a mission hauling World Vision's "Kisongo Trek" simulation of a Tanzanian Village.

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