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.
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.
The Western Star full-axle tractors pictured here hauled three M88 tanks weighing 108,000 pounds each.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overdrive's Wendy Parker on competitive fishing, side-scan sonar technology, and more: "I have a theory that all things lead back to the trucking industry, in one way or another."
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