Overdrive 1970: Radical ranting and raving

Updated Aug 8, 2014

In 1970, Overdrive magazine had yet to hit on the allure of tough men, hot women and an open highway that would make it synonymous with trucking in the ’70s. All through the 1960s, the magazine reflected founder Mike Parkhurst’s anti-authoritarian and libertarian views, railing against government, unions, the Mob, presidents, OEMs, law enforcement, industry associations, dispatchers, truck stops, hollywood and, well, pretty much anybody else he could think of. Here’s a little glimpse of trucking in 1970, as seen in issues of Overdrive.