On their climb to stardom in 1973, the Bachman-Turner band decided they liked the name Overdrive when they saw a copy of the magazine at a truck stop in Windsor, Ontario. They had stopped at the Colonial Steak House at the Brown Brothers Truck Stop to eat, “hungry, tired, battling with a cranky bus and in need of a big meal,” according to an August 1975 Overdrive feature.
Now after worldwide fame and a five-year hiatus, two of the iconic rock band’s members have reunited. Read about Randy Bachman and Fred Turner and their upcoming performance at Lucinda Coulter’s OverdriveRetro blog. And read about B-T-O’s 1975 interview in Overdrive magazine and the band’s Los Angeles concert that month at OverdriveRetro.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.