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Overdrive Magazine: 50 Years of Trucking News

Overdrive February 1975

Overdrive February 1975

The trucking industry has seen many changes over the last 50 years and Overdrive Magazine has led the way in trucking news from the very beginning.

From issues with truck parking, the changing face of truck stops and the once shared brotherhood of truckers, since 1961 Overdrive continues to be a top leader in trucking news and events for the industry.

Lucinda Coulter

Lucinda Coulter

Lucinda Coulter is managing editor of Overdrive and joined us as our special guest on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” on Thursday, February 17th, 2011.

Also joining us was John Baxter, Equipment Editor for Overdrive and Truckers News as we took a look at some of the most prominent advances in trucking technology. We took a nostalgic trip through fifty years of trucking:

John Baxter

John Baxter

Overdrive Magazine – 50 Years of Trucking
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Check out the highlights of trucking technology over the past 50 years and the anniversary with Overdrive Retro.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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  2. Stevens Transport Company

    Congrats to you guys for your 50 years of delivering trucking news! Not too many people can say that.

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