Trucking History

Dog story winners tell tales of affection, loyalty

January 11, 2012

The Best Dog Story contest winners receive prizes commemorating Overdrive's golden anniversary in honor of in-cab pets' place in trucking history.

The scenic route by heavy haul

January 4, 2012

One trip down memory lane is especially bumpy for owner-operator and trucking radio host Big Al Weekley.

Best Dog Story entry: Lady and the thief

December 14, 2011

The Lady made three. The theft of his truck, trailer and in-cab companion dog was overwhelming for owner-operator L.J. Doig.

Travels with a king of the road

November 3, 2011

Bandit is an enthusiastic ride-along pet, says Angela Duval in her Best Dog Story contest entry.

Truck history magazines, museums and clubs

June 10, 2011

The nation’s antique truck clubs, magazines and museums are a great resource for exploring trucking history.

When truckers longed for reform

January 26, 2011

When Overdrive was launched 50 years ago, it appealed to the "muscle, sweat and heart" of long-haul truckers.

Trucking radio’s classic hosts

September 24, 2010

Trucking radio personalities for decades have been in-cab friends of truckers as they trek across the country.

100 years of trucking

September 18, 2010

Commercial Carrier Journal, a sister publication of Overdrive, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2011. Like Overdrive, it offers a special website devoted to its milestone and continues to add to it over 12 months. offers a timeline by decade, stories about vintage vehicle test drives ...
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