Life

Owner-Operator of the Year finalist Glen Horack details what makes a successful owner-operator

For the second year in a row, Horack is a finalist for the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive Owner-Operator of the Year award, the winner of which will receive $25,000.

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Voting for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful now open

Readers may vote daily through April 6 to help Overdrive select the top 10 women who exemplify professionalism and inner and outer beauty.

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‘Highway hospitality’ the key to Love’s continued expansion

The Oklahoma City-based company opened more than 20 new locations in 2015 and announced in January it plans to open more than 40 new stores in 2016.

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It’s the little things

The small stuff matters: Wendy offers kudos to the Pilot in Lincoln, Ala., for a small gesture that made the oasis just that, a true place to wash off the weariness of the long road.

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Downtime pursuits: Any other on-the-road golfers out there?

Channel 19 hits the links with Landstar-leased owner-operator Andy Soucy with a few recommendations on courses in Florida, New York and Texas. A long-haul perk: The chance to play a variety of golf courses around the nation.

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‘Country Dan’ Dixon, formerly of XM radio, passed on last month

"Country Dan Dixon," formerly a primary voice of XM's "America" Channel 10 from the satellite radio broadcaster's first days on the air, passed on at age 67 in late January.

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Make-A-Wish gears up for 27th Mother’s Day Convoy

For 26 years, hundreds of trucks have gathered in a convoy to raise money for Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware & Susquehanna Valley, a charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Three truckers named finalists for Goodyear’s annual Highway Hero award

This year’s finalists are Mark Cavanagh from Hillsville, Va., Dorian Cole from Los Angeles and Julian Kaczor from Utica, N.Y.

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Podcast: A run through the stories behind the songs on Bill Weaver’s ‘Every Mile I Drive’

In this edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast, run through the brand-new record from trucker Bill Weaver, who with regulator collaborators in his band has honed the Southern Rock style you'll hear here over many years.

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Sapp Bros. president named NATSO’s incoming chairman

Don Quinn, newly designated chairman at NATSO, stressed the importance of improving service to truck stop customers, America's drivers, in his remarks to attendees of the NATSO show.

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