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Pride and Polish By Overdrive Magazine: What Drivers Need to Know

This year, the Pride and Polish event is all virtual, and Overdrive Magazine is still taking entries for the 2021 photo competition. You can enter your photos by June 3 (no fees to enter!).

What is Overdrive?

Overdrive was launched in September 1961 by Mike Parkhurst. He was its vocal editor and publisher until its sale to its current owner, Randall Publishing Co. (now Randall-Reilly), in 1986. 

During the 25 years he published Overdrive, Parkhurst championed the rights of owner operators to work freely amid a complex web of Teamster pressures and over-regulation. 

Throughout its early history, Overdrive called for protests over fuel prices and anti-trucking legislation. Those conflicts, notably during the late 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s, eventually led to deregulation in the early 1990s and today’s climate in which the self-employed contractor can operate with much greater independence.

Today’s trucking industry owes a lot to Overdrive!

What is Pride and Polish?

Pride and Polish events, produced by Overdrive Magazine, are the gold standard of truck shows. They provide an opportunity for camaraderie amongst drivers and their families in the trucking industry.

Pride and polish launched in 1990 at MATS in Louisville, KY. In 1999, Pride and Polish was added to GATS in Dallas, TX. Pride and Polish is open to company drivers and owner operators.

This year, due to the cancellation of in-person events, the GATS Pride and Polish show will be held virtually.

These are the divisions 

  • Working Bobtail
  • Working Combo
  • Limited Mileage/Show Truck
  • Antique
  • Interior

Be sure to submit your rig’s photos by June 3, 2021!

Freight X Rigs

Here are just a few photos of some of our incredible drivers and their rigs!

Freight X Truck Wrap
Freight X Truck Wrap
Gerald's truck
Gerald J.’s truck
Patrick's truck
Patrick M.’s truck

Thanks for reading!

Post a photo of your rigs in the comment section below, and don’t forget to submit your rig’s photos by June 3, 2021!

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