Tag: Steve Bixler
The ‘Lady in Red’ 1989 Freightliner cabover, in miniature
Owner-operator Bixler's early Christmas turned early birthday gift: a custom-made scale model of his long-running 1989 Freightliner Cabover, the 'Lady in Red.'
July 16, 2020
Preparing for the impossible, shutdown pessimism and the divisions in trucking history
Steve Bixler on those situations when contingency plans come up short, his long advocacy for an experienced-driver regs-review panel, the history of the “shutdown” and what’s changed since he started in the 1970s, and more in this Overdrive Radio podcast. Also: Slow roll convoy in the offing in Illinois this weekend …
January 25, 2019
Roundup: ‘Santa’s Secret Helpers’ uncovered, ‘Night before Christmas’ two days late, and extended drains: Who do you use for oil analysis?
Trucking’s biggest media fan, Robb Mariani, confirms the ‘Secret Santa Force’ rolls on 18, Sierra Sugar’s contribution to the truck-stop ‘Night Before Christmas’ canon, and a reader asks: Who do you use for oil analysis? And why?
December 26, 2018
A little hope for H.R. 5948, the bill that would exempt small carriers from the ELD mandate
OOIDA Board Member and small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold, at least, feels that if the small-fleet (10 or fewer trucks) exemption bill were to make it out of committee, through the House, through the Senate and to the President, “he’d sign it.”
July 17, 2018
Staring down CARB, learning from the best
Owner-operator Steve Bixler weighs in on four-wheeler education, and California-resident independents Tom and Karen Moore face a tough CARB choice.
June 6, 2013
Reader: ‘We built our business one day at a time’
Overdrive reader Steve Bixler, in a team operation hauling frack sand with his wife, Doris, offers kudos on Max Heine’s “Who built your business?” column.
September 14, 2012
The Steve Bixler Super Trucks card
How many owner-operators out there have been featured on a Super Trucks card? Bixler’s rare honor shows his 1989 Freightliner cabover.
September 7, 2012
Owner-operators find big money and good schedules working the oil and gas services boom.
July 2, 2012
Crude hauling in N.D., Texas with former expediters
A story in this month’s Truckers News followed the transition of the former FedEx Custom Critical expediting team of Mark Kathrein and Wendy Wing (pictured) into a crude-hauling operation in North Dakota. Just as the May magazine was going to press, as mentioned in the story, the ultra-rugged, cold climes of North Dakota gas-and-oil-well trucking […]
May 12, 2012
Trucking fruit in Obama’s energy, manufacturing messages
If you missed last night’s State of the Union address, the President followed in predecessors’ footsteps by detailing a veritable laundry list of election-year policy initiatives with no small measure of specific requests for the deadlocked Congress — many of which, it’s sure, will not see the light of day this year. All the same, […]
January 25, 2012
Chasing the Green
Certain niches offer big income potential for those willing to specialize.
January 1, 2012
Building on a Proud Legacy
Pennsylvania truckers of Bixler and Updegrave clans earn Great American Trucking Family recognition.
August 1, 2011
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