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It’s the beginning of a new school year, and I’ve been reminiscing about so many of the enjoyable experiences I’ve had visiting schools. Tops among them: Being invited to the schools with my truck and trailer, meeting with students, teachers, sometimes parents while teaching safety programs. Beyond safety, though, these events offered opportunities to share
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If you missed hearing the great performances of the three Overdrive/Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search finalists, this week’s Overdrive Radio podcast is your chance. Herein find audio of the entire show, building to Tennessee-based driver-songwriter John Malayter performing his own “Take Me Back to Tennessee” for the win. From left: John Malayter, Paul Cullers,
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It’s no surprise that highway law enforcement varies from state to state. Likewise law enforcement’s response over the course of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been uniform, at least based on what’s taken place in Georgia and Minnesota. Jeremy Vickery is the commanding officer for Georgia’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Department of Public
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To celebrate the grand opening of their new truck and trailer repair shop, the folks from HD Equipment in Grand Mound, IA held the “Dirty Business” truck show on July 31 and August 1, 2020. This beautiful facility, which is also the home to C&J Trucking, was the perfect place for a bunch of friends
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Still havin’ a good time, driver? It was the dark of the moon, on the sixth of June, in a Kenworth haulin’ logs. Cabover Pete with a reefer on, and a Jimmy hauling hogs. We was headin’ for bear on I-1-0, ‘bout a mile out of Shaky Town. I said… hold it …hold it, hold
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It is a crazy world out there and you begin to wonder if anyone is still sane. Do you find yourself getting mad just listening to talk radio or the local news? Do you find yourself carrying on a conversation and you are the only one in the cab? Well, do not feel like the
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As most know, the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is the stage to showcase new builds and the beginning of the show season every year. Including MATS, 2020 has seen cancellation after cancellation of events, which has led to the inability to unveil many amazing rides. I found one such truck, nestled in Webster Parish in
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This month’s creation was built for Rich Owens (32) of Shafter, CA. As some may remember, this is Rich’s second time being featured, as the first truck he ordered from me was highlighted in my February 2014 article. The driver (Ken) of that first truck did such a great job taking care of it, that
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The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Leigh Foxall as its September 2020 Member of the Month. Foxall is the founder and CEO of Truck Parking Reservations and a 30-year veteran of the trucking industry. She has experience leading large and small businesses into and through tremendous growth phases. It is said she has
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What a year! Who knew it would be this late into 2020 before we would attend our first show!! Every now and again this year, an event has slipped through the cracks and actually happened, so there have been shows to attend, but the Top Gun Largecar Shootout, held at the Rantoul National Aviation Center
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Many owner operators ask us about the difference between a damper and balancer, wondering if they need one or both, and what is the purpose of each item. Let’s start with the Torsional Viscous Damper and why you should replace it every half a million miles. Every truck engine is equipped with a torsional damper
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Trucking and farming have always gone hand in hand. To run a farm, any type of farm, you will eventually need trucks – whether it be to haul product to market or supplies and feed for animals. For the Zehner family of Zehner Farms in Lebanon, OR all of the above applies. Being a very
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With the Brake Safety Week inspection event upcoming Aug. 23-29, independent owner-operator Martin Herman, a tank-doubles hauler based in Wyoming, is sure to be ready. In today’s edition of Overdrive Radio, we talk inspections with Herman, for sure, but more so his half-century-old 1970 Kenworth needlenose W925 — an exceptional rig. Regular Channel 19 readers
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