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.
January 4, 2012
One trip down memory lane is especially bumpy for owner-operator and trucking radio host Big Al Weekley.
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.
December 6, 2011
Maurice Bourne had a teenage love affair with Ford flatbeds in the early 1950s.
December 4, 2011
Bluefield Daily Telegraph Senior Editor Bill Archer gained wisdom as a decade-long steel hauler.
September 23, 2011
In OverdriveRetro's dog story contest, Bruce Wieser writes about his loyal German shorthaired pointer.
September 16, 2011
Former Overdrive receptionist Bonnie Robinson recalls turmoil and fun times at magazine in the early 1970s.
September 12, 2011
Todd Cain of Six Mile, S.C., remembers his first truck rides 40 years ago with his dad.
September 8, 2011
Ulysses Solomon, "U.S,". Archer Marvel comic book figure in the early '80s may be unique among the genre as a super-hero trucker who pulled for the good guys on highways.
September 1, 2011
To enter OverdriveRetro's Best Dog Story Contest, send an essay about your favorite dog and a photo of your pet to Lucinda Coulter at LCoulter@rrpub.com, or mail a print copy to her at Overdrive magazine, 3200 Rice Mine Rd. N.E., Tuscaloosa, AL 35406. The deadline is ...
August 30, 2011
The 2012 Owner-operator of the Year Contest, a TCA and Overdrive team effort, is taking nominations through Sept 15.
August 23, 2011
Readers chose Bill and Johnny Culver's Peterbilt, Tonight We Ride, as their favorite at the 2005 Pride & Polish truck beauty contest in Louisville, Ky.
August 19, 2011
Overdrive's May 1975 CB Section cover featured Fanon-Courier's Redball 23-channel mobile designed for the long-haul trucker.
August 12, 2011
Lynda Wiesmeier posed for Overdrive in the early 1980s only shortly before she made her debut in Playboy.
August 9, 2011
Phantom Truck No. 1 was a late '60s-era Mack and appeared as a promo for the film "Moonfire" on an Overdrive cover.
July 28, 2011
White's Truck Stop once advertised as the South's largest modern mom-and-pop truck stop, with a nod to its CB radio repairmen.
July 22, 2011
Women with careers in trucking have increasingly become part of a national discussion on the topic.
July 15, 2011
Before TV's Comedy Central made a stand on irreverence, Overdrive magazine's satiric cartoons filled the bill for truckers in the 1960s and '70s.
July 6, 2011
Jerry Malone's "Super Boss" racing truck was emblazoned in red, white and blue and loaded with power for the nation's Bicentennial in 1976.
July 1, 2011
A fresh-faced baton twirler represented the spirit of American independence on Overdrive's July 1973 cover.
June 30, 2011
Orphan John Brodnax eventually escaped troubled times and, inspired by his foster father, became a trucker.
June 24, 2011
Owner-operators Gary and Deb Miller hauled honey bees in a lavender truck, whose chromed-out beauty tickled them pink.
June 17, 2011
Owner-operator Gordon Alkire is still trucking after 40 years in a stint that started as pure fun.
June 17, 2011
In a media spotlight, Ron Ford hauled J.J. the gray whale from Sea World to get her home safely to the Pacific Ocean 13 years ago.
June 10, 2011
Harvey Eckart, a former Interstate Commerce Commission inspector and Mack truck history expert, remembers when the agency was regarded as a "big, bad boogeyman."
May 5, 2011
Doug Beutler recalls how he fell in love (with trucking) behind the wheel of a 1978 Kenworth.
April 1, 2011
Truck photographer Robert Ward describes his part-time work as a teen at Harlan's Triangle Truckport in Davenport, Iowa.
February 18, 2011
Patrick Montgomery was inspired by Overdrive's Wreckers of the Month years before he started Happy Hooker Towing.
February 10, 2011
Floridian Ed Kimball created a family legacy when he hauled bananas from the Sunshine state in the 1950s.
January 19, 2011
Owner-operator John Stewart, a resident of Visalia, Calif., recalls a few of his favorite truck stops in his 48 years trucking.
December 9, 2010
New Jersey native Cindy Cadiente appreciates her trucking heritage as the daughter of a former Independent Truckers Association president, a one-time trucking advocacy group.
November 23, 2010
Bruce Wieser wanted to inspire truckers when he painted a Native American chieftan on his Freightliner in the mid-1980s.
November 19, 2010
Former long-haul trucker Ellen B. Hill, of Valencia, Pa., shares fond memories of her days on the road.
November 15, 2010
On its climb to stardom in 1973, the Bachman-Turner rock band found its handle inauspiciously one evening at a Canadian truck stop with a copy Overdrive.
November 8, 2010
Douglas Fetterly, of Thousand Islands, N.Y., was devoted to trucking even as a young man serving in Vietnam.
October 28, 2010
Owner-operator Les Wilderman, of Williams, Ariz., has been trucking since the early 1950s and recalls the days when having a block to put behind the wheels for emergency braking was a necessity.
October 28, 2010
The Mass 10 Truck Stop near Auburn, Mass., provided a bunkhouse on the lake for truckers' rest and relaxation in the 1960s and '70s. Owner Gene Murphy was a sympathetic listener to many, Overdrive reports.
October 25, 2010
Mike Long's 1979 IH Transtar 4070B fits his style. "I am hardcore old days," says the 40-year-old owner-operator.
October 21, 2010
GM's Bison had grand plans with aerodynamic and fuel-saving features, all exhibited at the 1964 World's Fair Futurama. The futuristic prototype was never manufactured, but the GT-309 gas turbine powered later-model GM vehicles.
October 7, 2010
"The Trucker's Brain," printed in the February 1964 Overdrive, portrayed many of the obstacles truckers faced with cartoon lampoons and a face resembling Mad magazine's signature character Alfred E. Neuman.
September 27, 2010
Owner-operator Bob Ciaccia, of Conshohocken, Pa., recalls driving B model Macks with a duplex or a triplex tranny and other aspects of trucking in the 1970s.
September 27, 2010
Truckers gave nurse Ellen Hill the handle, The Lady in White, well before she earned her CDL.
September 27, 2010
"I'd ride my bike a short ways from our house to sit on a hill and watch those yellow bulldozers and machines knock down houses."
September 13, 2010
Overdrive’s September 1975 issue speculated that the Mob had killed Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa. Reporter Jim Drinkhall covered the Teamsters activities closely because, as a strongly organized union, the group threatened independent truckers.
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