Walcott wrap-up: 44,000 attended show; list of winners from Super Truck competition

| July 17, 2014

The Iowa 80 Truckstop hosted more than 44,000 attendees last week at its annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, the truck stop announced. Here are some photos from the event and the list of winners from its Super Truck competition.

55 drivers nominated for 2014 Trucking’s Top Rookie contest

| July 16, 2014

A record 55 nominations were received this year for the Mike O'Connell Memorial Trucking's Top Rookie award. Here are the nominees and the prizes up for grabs.

Going independent on TV: Todd and Tamera SturgisImage Gallery

| July 16, 2014

Overdrive's 2013 Most Beautiful top-ten finisher Jessica Samko is likewise a featured hauler in this year's Shipping Wars season on A&E.

Roadmansion photo gallery, background from founder Mike Parkhurst

| July 16, 2014

Overdrive founder Mike Parkhurst converted a Los Angeles home into the Overdrive Roadmansion, a hotel for truckers, in 1967.

Louisiana sued over truck stop’s exemption to keep Tony the Tiger

| July 15, 2014

The author of the Louisiana’s 2006 law prohibiting private ownership of big cats is suing the state over a new law that will allow Tony the Tiger to remain at his truck stop home.

Poetry in photo captions? Yes, dump trailers too

| July 12, 2014

We asked -- "What's with these two shiny trailer rears?" -- you told. The best among photo captions for a reader-submitted photo of some finely-polished dump trailers.

Custom built: Independent’s drill hauling Pete

| July 11, 2014

Independent owner-operator Randy Green of Lufkin, Texas, has his own company, A Team Heavy Haul, hauling mostly drilling rigs with his custom-built Peterbilt.

Missing a day is out of the question

| July 11, 2014

In which Wendy gets a direct hit by a sudden-onset migraine -- or is it the sandworm gnawing at her brain again?... "People don't seem to understand that long haul truckers can't miss “just a day” of work. They miss an entire trip..."

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