Blogs

Putting agency heads in trucks makes good sense

It makes sense that if someone is going to regulate the trucking industry, he or she should get real-world experience by spending time riding in a tractor-trailer.

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Abolish three-in-one sinks — now!

Wendy sends a message to Congress: "If we're going to start outlawing stuff because it's dangerous, I think we should start with the automatic sensors on every stinking sink between here and Timbuktu."

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Get your load on

Some sweet pics of readers' recent loads, and a snatch of a conversation overheard on the radio -- sometimes things on Channel 19 reach a fitting end.

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A ‘cuddle café’ and loneliness on the road

The weird idea of men paying women for companionship that doesn’t involve sex reminds me of comments from two of the women we interviewed for Overdrive’s stories on lot lizards in 2002.

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Preparing for the long haul

Between Redlands, Calif., and McCarran, Nev., Wendy's looking for "the usual things -- Sasquatch, alien ships, clean showers, good places to eat." Suggestions?

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19 quotes about love

Romantic quotes about love and marriage for Valentine's Day.

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More photos: Mel Davis’ custom Freightliner

A visit with Michigan-based independent owner-operator Melvin Davis in Nashville yields more great pictures of his custom big-bunk reefer hauler.

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When in need of healthy food…

“Did you just say gastric distress?”

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Nominate an influential woman in trucking

The deadline for Women in Trucking's 2013 Influential Woman of the Year nominations is end of day Thursday, Jan. 31.

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Renowned tenor proves there’s no such thing as a typical trucker

Opera tenor Carl Tanner's story, which includes a stint as a bounty hunter while driving a truck, will appeal to many people. It’s gritty and real.

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