Tag: faces of the road
Faces of the Road: Dave Nemo on history at 50 years in trucking radio
Long Haul Paul's interview with Nemo speaks to the historical importance of all-night radio formats, birthed in part with Nemo's initial mentor Charlie Douglas at New Orleans 870 WWL AM, for overnight truckers, including himself in the 1980s and '90s.
June 7, 2022
How William 'Porkchop' Honey and his dump truck saved dozens
The latest in "Long Haul Paul" Marhoefer's "Faces of the Road" series chronicles what's now the stuff of blue-collar lore around Indianapolis -- operator Honey's act of heroism to cut off a high-speed chase headed straight for a late-night paving crew.
May 10, 2022
Faces of the Road: Log hauler and writer Gord Magill, student of the ice roads
The latest in Long Haul Paul's series of oral histories and profiles features Canadian-born hauler Gord Magill, who's run the ice roads, hauled logs in New Zealand and road trains in Australia, written on Canadian politics for Newsweek, and more.
March 8, 2022
Faces of the Road: Canadian songwriter/owner-operator Mike Murchison
"Nothing ventured, nothing gained," said the operator about early days trucking in the 1980s, then out of Alberta. His recent investment in his music has turned plenty ears his direction, including those of Long Haul Paul, with this profile.
December 27, 2021
Healing power of a good read -- or listen: A case for audiobooks on the road
Long Haul Paul: "One of the best things you could get yourself for Christmas is an Audible subscription." And a recommendation: Mary Gauthier's 2021-released "Saved by a Song." LHP interviews the author for this latest "Faces of the Road" installment.
December 14, 2021
He died on the road -- Remembering owner-op Mylo Heimbuch
Long Haul Paul remembers a close owner-operator friend, Mylo Heimbuch, with Mylo's wife, Tammy. Mylo passed away last week after a fight with COVID's Delta variant in Georgia on the road from his Michigan home.
September 14, 2021
Docmenting the 'Faces of the Road' with Long Haul Paul
Any retrospective on Overdrive's recent history would be incomplete without Paul Marhoefer's contributions to the magazine's multi-author "Overdrive Extra" blog with his "Faces of the Road" series of dynamic close-ups, delivering living history.
September 6, 2021
Faces of the Road: Drexel L. Pentz and his 1956 Mack B61
Video and more on 86-year-old Pentz's 1950s classic West Coast spec dual-breather/twin-stacks B61, originally built for Coor's brewery, in this installment in Paul Marhoefer's "Faces of the Road" series of profiles/oral histories.
June 1, 2021
Mirah Lesa 'YoYo' Worley runs with the wind, long after retirement
The latest in Paul Marhoefer's "Faces of the Road" oral histories. Worley's story resonates decades after being featured on NBC's "Real People" TV show in 1979 and launching her road-legend status in a 359 with a KTA 600, 3:55 rears, and a 13 over.
April 5, 2021
Trucker Mike Sheffield channels coal country, CB riffing with ‘Hammer Down Again’ album
Long Haul Paul interviews trucker and songwriter Mike Sheffield for the "Faces of the Road" series. Learn more about Sheffield and his music on Overdrive.
November 2, 2020
Faces of the Road: Annette Wilcox, a fresh perspective on life OTR
Retired truck driver, Annette Wilcox, recounts life over the road in her book "Bumping The Dock: A Story of God’s Grace and an 18-Wheeler". Details here.
October 19, 2020
‘Johnny Appleseed of Southern comedy’ reflects on the end of an era
Laughing Hyena Records has catered to truck drivers for nearly 50 years. Take a stroll down memory lane as well as a look at the future with Arnie Hoffman.
October 5, 2020
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