Personalities

BigRigTravels.com turns 10: A talk with Stephen Michaels, long-haul proprietor

In this latest edition of Overdrive Radio, Stephen Michaels talks about his informal ambassadorship from the trucking world to the motoring public via his BigRigTravels.com live-feed webcam, which has yielded plenty individual dividends in motorist education and a turn in the perception of trucking.

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Mintu Pandher’s small fleet success in fuel hauling, truck-stop ownership

Small fleet owner Mintu Pandher, who came to the U.S. with his parents in 1999, followed the growth in oil drilling into independence as an owner-operator. His Akal Energy small fleet grew fairly quickly over several years with contracts with some fuel providers, running out of Laramie, Wyo.

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Independence basics: Binda Atwal’s attractions to trucking

It's the income possibilities owner-operator Binda Atwal names as his principal attraction to trucking, for his young family – Atwal and his wife are the proud parents of two children, a four- and one-year-old.

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Into the limelight: Sikh truckers in America

Sikhs have been a growing part of America’s professional driver force for three decades. Though there are tens of thousands in trucking, non-Sikh counterparts have little information and a lot of misconceptions about them -- the ELD protests began to change that.

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Readers respond to the passing of OOIDA President Jim Johnston with condolences, memories

Some words of condolence and recollection came in response to both the news of the passing of -- in the words of one reader -- "a trucker's trucker," longtime OOIDA President and Cofounder Jim Johnston.

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Old Spice and sunshine: Remembering Jim Johnston

"He looked like sunshine and smelled like Old Spice and Marlboro cigarettes, and he was a big deal to me." --Wendy remembers OOIDA head Jim Johnston, who passed on at 78.

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RJ Taylor, trucker and founder of Ol’Blue, USA, has passed at age 75

RJ Taylor's 1950s Ol'Blue KW was part of the bedrock under his Ol'Blue, USA nonprofit -- the USA stood for United Safety Alliance, his own self-styled effort, working with a multiplicity of partners, to teach road safety to schoolchildren and the motoring public and bring together truckers and law enforcement.

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Red Eye Radio at MATS to feature Lee Greenwood, Tony Justice and more

Westwood One's Red Eye Radio network is planning for a red, white and blue celebration of the Stars & Stripes this year at its Mid-America Trucking Show booth, featuring performances by Lee Greewood, Shane Owens, Tony Justice, Jayne Denham and more.

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Four weeks left to submit nominations in Overdrive contest recognizing female truckers

Contest recognizing female drivers accepting nominations through Feb. 15.

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Overdrive accepting nominations for contest recognizing women drivers

Contest recognizing female drivers accepting nominations through Feb. 15, 2017.

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