Life

‘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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Cat’s back (with another phone)

Owner-operators haven’t been able to spec a new Caterpillar-powered truck in nearly a decade, but they can spec a new piece of Cat equipment of a smaller variety: The company’s second take on a rugged smartphone built for users who work in industries like trucking and construction.

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Highway Angel calls for help after fellow trucker suffers stroke

Joel Dees, a driver from Port Orchard, Wash., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for saving another truck drivers’ like after she suffered a stroke while alone in her truck.

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‘Highway Thru Hell’ follows heavy towing company through hellish Canadian winters

The Weather Channel’s “Highway Thru Hell” series, now in the midst of its fourth season, follows Jamie Davis and his heavy rescue company based in British Columbia, Canada.

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Big-Bore Engines Making Big Comeback. Don’t Compromise.

Red Eye Radio announces MATS lineup

Red Eye Radio will host country artists Terri Clark, Kentucky Headhunters and Exile, as well as an appearance by Edgar Hansen from "Deadliest Catch" at the network's booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Driver named TCA Highway Angel for helping pregnant woman after rollover accident

Josh Grimaldi, a truck driver for Prime Inc., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for rescuing a pregnant woman after a rollover accident.

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