Owner-operator’s ‘grain hauling machine’

| November 14, 2014

V.E. Parker calls his 2012 Freightliner Cascadia and 2014 Timpte Super Hopper a “grain-hauling machine.”

Capitol Christmas tree: Owner-operator talks 2,000-mile once-in-a-lifetime load

| November 12, 2014

Owner-operator Elwood Higdem has the responsibility of piloting this year’s Capitol Christmas tree from its harvesting point in Minnesota across the country to D.C. — a gig he says “has been one of the best experiences of my life.”

Don’t eat me, bro

| November 12, 2014

The connection between rubberneckers and those who will watch the "earth-shattering event" promised Dec. 7 by a certain cable network and a man who plans to feed himself to an anaconda.

Veterans Day: A roundup of trucking industry salutes, happenings

| November 11, 2014

As noted in another Veterans Day post on Overdrive — Patriotism and trucking go hand in hand. And as noted in a story on Overdrive sister site Truckers News, more than 20 million people who served ...

Route 66 Archive stuffed with images past and present

| November 11, 2014

The website has images of thousands of postcards of fuel stations, diners and other attractions from the historic highway.

Breast cancer awareness guide for – that’s right – men

| November 11, 2014

Lack of awareness is one contributing factor to late detection. A number of men don't think they can get breast cancer, and because of the rarity, there is unlikely to be any benefit in screening them in the general population for it with preventive mammograms or other tests.

Military vet: ‘Patriotism and trucking go hand in hand’

| November 11, 2014

Owner-operator Rob Ahlers is starting a trucking company with two fellow veterans. He submitted a tattoo to Overdrive's Show Us Your Ink, the text of which translates to "I am not led, I lead."

Trucking leads the way in Capitol Christmas tree’s trek to D.C.

| November 10, 2014

The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree began its annual trip to Washington, D.C., Oct. 30, when a 75-foot white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota was harvested and loaded onto the back of a ...

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