Overdrive Staff

Navy veteran named 2008 Arkansas Driver of the Year

The Arkansas Trucking Association named German émigré Toni Chandler (Antje Luitjens) its 2008 Driver of the Year. Already retired from the U.S. Navy as a Petty Officer First Class when she joined CalArk International Inc. in 1995, she has since logged more than 1.8 million miles with the company with no accidents or moving violations. HONORS Con-way Freight company drivers David Frayser and Tim Lee each achieved two million miles of safe driving, and fleet driver ...

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Building a rainy day fund

In recent months I’ve covered steps to help you survive the downturn in the economy: • Set clear written goals. • Focus on the bottom line. • Eliminate or minimize debt. Focusing on the bottom line requires looking at your profit and loss statement, and it’s time to do that again for the next step: Build cash reserves. Part of reaching the bottom line goal is to examine each line item on your P&L statement and work to lower ...

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Give that man a CDL

Give that man a CDL Little did South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford know how universal was the feeling he revealed to his Argentinean mistress in one of several e-mails released by The State newspaper. Describing an early morning excavator session on his farm, he wrote, “To me, and I suspect no one else on earth, there is something wonderful about listening to country music playing in the cab, air conditioner running, the hum of a huge ...

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Welcome to Overdrive

Overdrive is the premier magazine for leased owner-operators and independent owner-operators. It presents business and equipment features relevant to the owner-operator trucker, as well as trucking news, truck driving jobs and other trucking industry information of interest to the independent contractor. Overdrive, The Voice of the American Trucker, has been published since 1961.

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The Next Trucking Show

Welcome to The Next Trucking Show! The Great American Trucking Show is the nation’s second-largest trucking trade show and offers attendees a wide variety of industry exhibitors and informational sessions. Find a job, attend free educational seminars, get the latest information from top industry leaders or see the amazing works of art at Overdrive’s Pride & Polish Truck Beauty Contest.

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How to come out on top in negotiations

Join Partners in Business seminar speaker Kevin Rutherford in this free webinar, October 15, 2012.

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Truck Gallery

The Black Rose Dennis Griffin of Rockwall, Texas, hauls general freight for Con-way Truckload in this 1997 Kenworth T600, powered by ...

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Pulse – August 2009

If you doubt that the controversy over increasing legal truck weight is muddled, consider these conflicting results: · A poll from Adv...

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Speakout – August 2009

Owner-operator's father worked hard, set good example My father, Leryon Moss Batts, known on the CB as Pink Panther, began his dr...

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A clear view

The company name on David Hummel's truck may have changed, but his glass freight has remained the same. Despite changes in his career and fam...

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