Life

Driver ‘appreciation,’ respect needed at the loading dock

If carriers want to show drivers appreciation, they need to work with their own customers to mitigate the disrespect drivers are shown by shippers and receivers, writes Kevin Jones.

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A fine read in owner-operator’s ‘Hotshot Chronicles’ book on expediting

Gary Shade's book of the expediting life and business could be an important resource for those starting out in the segment.

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Voie challenges fleets to spec trucks properly for female drivers

At the annual fall meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council, Women in Trucking president Ellen Voie said the female driver pool is growing and fleets should consider that when spec'ing vehicles.

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Eating for health and happiness

"The more you understand about the necessary nutrients and minerals your body's amazing chemical reaction needs to stay balanced, the easier it is to feed your brain."

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Rodney McCloud: ‘Fittest of the fleet’

With McCloud coming out on top of its fitness competition, Prime challenges other carriers to host their own Fittest events using the same format in order to bring together the champions of each fleet into a national competition.

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VIDEO: Here’s to you, drivers!

Overdrive is giving a special nod to its readers this year in connection with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 15-21. We’ve produced a short video, “Headed home,” that recognizes the tough job drivers do.

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VIDEO: Utah Trucking Association president’s recent daredevil past

A couple years back Scott Godfrey of Utah-based Godfrey Trucking tried to beat the Class 8 truck jump record -- this video tells the tale.

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The difference between ‘hot’ and ‘beautiful’

"A beautiful woman is often pleasing to look at because she has an inner light and makes everything around her prettier."

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

A driver’s chance encounter spirals into multi-media coverage

Tim Young wasn't expecting his life to change the day he ran into a woman photographing drivers at an Ontario, Calif., truck stop.

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‘Left Lane Gang’ celebrates right in S.C.

Need some ideas for a Labor Day gathering for the ages? Look no farther than the annual whole-pig barbecues of the South Carolina Association of Large Car Operators.

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