Round-up: MATS haps, and a cattle hauler on his long career

| March 20, 2014

Recently-retired bull wagon hauler Laurin Dreher reflects on a long career, while owner-operator Jeff Clark talks while he walks and more plans for MATS solidify...

Introducing new LinkedIn group ‘Overdrive’s Trucking Pro’

| March 19, 2014

Earlier this week, Overdrive launched the "Overdrive's Trucking Pro" LinkedIn group. The open group allows users to post topics for discussion, as well as invite like-minded others to join.

Charts: ‘Driver satisfaction’ unchanged, despite weather, regulatory changes

| March 19, 2014

Despite severe winter weather and "renewed economic and regulatory pressures" on trucking, drivers were no more dissatisfied with their jobs in the winter of 2014 than they were two and a half years earlier, according to charts from Stay Metrics.

Active duty: Western Stars hauling 108,000-pound tanks

| March 19, 2014

The Western Star full-axle tractors pictured here hauled three M88 tanks weighing 108,000 pounds each.

Jason’s Law: Five years after the passing of its namesakePodcast

| March 18, 2014

In conversation with Overdrive's Wendy Parker, Hope Rivenburg, marking the fifth anniversary of the death of her husband, for whom the Jason's Law truck parking legislation is named, stresses the need for drivers to continue to press their legislators on areas where truck parking is sorely lacking and/or unsafe.

From iPhone karaoke to viral parody hit: ‘Singing Trucker’ Brad James

Tara Bullock | March 17, 2014

Avid singer and Youtuber Brad James estimates an audience of about 1,300 people before his detention-themed parody of "Dock of the Bay" went viral. Post-“Detention,” he estimates he’s singing to around 10,000 people.

Holy snow-banks! Winter rolling vid over Loveland Pass

| March 15, 2014

Another couple vids from the GoPro Camera of young Caleb Christner, son of Don Christner, the Reed Hurst Trucking driver whose dispatches from the road you've become familiar with over the last year or two.

‘Most Beautiful’ winner speaks on the ‘beautiful women’ on the roads today

| March 14, 2014

This open letter comes from Maggie Stone, named Overdrive's Most Beautiful in 2013. The current iteration of the contest is accepting nominations through March 20.

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