Tag: Overdrive Retro
Former Overdrive editor, actor Charles Napier passes on
Character actor and former Overdrive editor Charles Napier passed away at a hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Napier’s perhaps best known for his role as one of the Good Old Boys in the Blues Brothers film as well as an intelligence officer in the Sylvester Stallone vehicle Rambo: First Blood Part II. […]
October 7, 2011
The all-time greatest trucking songs
What are the top trucking songs of all time? That’s what we want you to tell us. Senior Editor Todd Dills has been soliciting titles through his Channel 19 blog.
June 24, 2011
What are the top ten trucking songs of all-time?
Planning for Overdrive‘s 50th anniversary this year, we want to hear from you with recommendations for a top-ten list of the best trucking songs of all time. Lest I unduly influence the process, I will refrain here from mentioning my own top-ten, but let’s say potential contenders could range from classics by Red Sovine to […]
June 20, 2011
Mack in Hagerstown, Jacobs share 50 years with Overdrive
Mack Celebrates 50 years of Hagerstown powertrain assembly In a ceremony Wednesday at the plant in Hagerstown, Md., where its powertrain components have been assembled since 1961, Mack Trucks paid tribute to the past, celebrated the present and cast a positive eye to the future, just as we’ve been doing (well, mostly my colleague Lucinda […]
May 6, 2011
Editors to talk trucking history Feb. 17
Overdrive editors will discuss 50 years of trucking history on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio show.
February 15, 2011
Mack CEO on ‘Undercover Boss’ this weekend; Overdrive editor on magazine’s 50th anniversary
Mack prez works from the trenches Class 8 trucks come to CBS reality-TV series Undercover Boss this weekend, featuring Mack Trucks President & CEO Denny Slagle. The broadcast will be from 9-10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, Eastern and Pacific. In making the episode, as with others in the series, the company president went undercover to work side-by-side […]
February 14, 2011
Looking forward, looking back
As the new year rolls in, it’s also a good time to reflect. And if you’ve following the five-decade retrospective on Overdrive’s 50th anniversary website, you know there’s plenty to see.
December 30, 2010
Not finished takin’ care of business
Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, original band members of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, have reunited as a tour group.
November 15, 2010
An old star shines coast-to-coast
Owner-operator Mike Long, a native of Marion, Ind., restored a 1979 IH Transtar 4070B six years ago. The Landstar Ranger contractor still drives it.
October 26, 2010
When the Midnight Cowboy changed his name
Renowned trucking DJ Bill Mack hadn’t planned on being a liaison between spouses when he went on the air decades ago, but he learned that when you open the phone line for truckers and their families, you never know what to expect.
October 25, 2010
Kandel Transport’s seasoned legacy
Owner-operator Richard Daniels started trucking in 1946 and retired as Kandel Transport Co. president in 1992. His son, Jack Daniels, grew the Akron, Ohio-based reefer carrier with his father’s guidelines: “Flash has no place in a business owner’s life.”
October 20, 2010
Trucker’s brain revealed
Discover this and other fascinating images and stories from the past 50 years of Overdrive at www.overdriveretro.com.
October 15, 2010
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