Max Heine

Off the clock: An hours of service alternative

Whatever happens for better or for worse, it's worth noting that a system based in reality – the driver’s true fitness for duty, not some rigid, almost arbitrary system cooked up by regulators – could be a big improvement over a one-size-fits-all system that actually fits very few.

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Data — The unseen hand steering your career

As fleet owners continue to find more ways to turn their drivers and prospective drivers into sets of data, they are moving recruitment, retention and safety management closer to science than art. This expanding harvest of data and the eagerness of predictive analytics vendors to help fleets make better use of it are reshaping how the industry relates to drivers.

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A stranded truck, sub-zero temps, the smell of trouble

In this video, Mark Tricco recounts his encounter with a driver unprepared for being stranded in a Canadian winter.

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Bestpass covers all U.S. toll roads on one device

The Bestpass network now unifies toll road coverage on a single transponder, announced President and CEO John Andrews during a Mid-America Trucking Show press conference today.

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Glider kit gets personalized treatment

A.J. Lopez Trucking Owner Henry Lopez used some personal touches — his name and his wife's — to set apart his 2015 Peterbilt 389 and Armorlite trailer.

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Driver-facing dashcam on display, being tested at fleets

Seeing Machines' Guardian fatigue management system is being tested at six small and large U.S. fleets and was displayed in a truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Custom parts set this Bulldog apart from the pack

Owner Scott Lynch shows off his 2010 CHU613, which has one of the coolest colors among all the trucks in the PKY Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-American Trucking Show.

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Owner’s headache, customization’s win

Clay Snider's '07 Kenworth boasts one of the standout color schemes in the PKY Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show, which starts Thursday. Snider has entered some truck contests before, but this is his first time at MATS.

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Cadillac + custom International Eagle = The Game Changer

“I figured it’s time we brought something different to the equation. That’s why I call it The Game Changer,” says owner Zebie Daniel.

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Eight owner-operator takeaways from a trucking economist’s talk

Here are some points made by trucking economist John Larkin, plus Overdrive's take on how they could have some bearing on owner-operators, especially independents.

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