Overdrive Extra

Where trucking musicians gather – and truckers get a treat

GATS will showcase trucking's musical talent next month. See a preview here.

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‘The real problem’ isn’t ELDs

Now that it appears the ELD mandate is about to amplify the shortcomings of the hours of service rule, it’s time to address the real problem, not its surrogate.

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Video: Muscular Mack pickup ready for Independence Day

The 800-horsepower Mack Granite is American-made and sports flag-and-eagle graphics.

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Video: Bandit Big Rig Series revives action-packed truck racing

See big rig racers roaring around the Montgomery Motor Speedway.

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Video: Making the transition to owner-operator

The expanded freedom and earning potential of running as an owner-operator come with a big tradeoff: greater self-discipline and more demanding money management.

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Will Uber Freight ‘disrupt’ trucking?

More sophisticated load-matching, combined with the availability of real-time lane data, gives nimble owner-operators a better chance to customize their business as far as net income and efficient route planning.

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Roadcheck checking securement – and everything else

cvsa, roadcheck, scale, weigh station

Most trucks selected for inspection during Roadcheck will get a Level 1 inspection. The 37-step exam check driver and vehicle fitness for duty.

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When ‘Bandit’ debuted, the Force was with it – and still is

The legendary romp was released 40 years ago, and the May 1977 Overdrive highlighted the magazine's involvement, notably the inclusion of a truck race banner bearing its name.

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Video: Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner a mentor for young women, girls

Trucker Stephanie Klang says the financial stability and independence she’s enjoyed through her CFI career is a common theme when she speaks to Girl Scouts and other student groups. She wants young girls to see an example of a woman succeeding in what some still consider a man’s world.

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Video: Car haulers’ touching tribute to police

The car-hauling Pete 379 is dedicated to police officers who lost their lives while doing their jobs.

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