Max Heine

Roadmansion photo gallery, background from founder Mike Parkhurst

| July 16, 2014

Overdrive founder Mike Parkhurst converted a Los Angeles home into the Overdrive Roadmansion, a hotel for truckers, in 1967.

Overdrive’s Roadmansion: A fancy driver’s oasis in 1967

| July 08, 2014

Some of Overdrive’s oldest readers might recall the Overdrive Roadmansion in Los Angeles. Retired driver Bill Nickel, 74, is one of them. He contacted us recently to see if we had any information on the ...

Carriers’ crystal ball: Load One keeps drivers with help of Stay Metrics

| July 02, 2014

The Stay Metrics program uses driver feedback to improve retention. It does this by tracking engagement in a rewards program and evaluating results of periodic satisfaction surveys and exit interviews.

Carriers’ crystal ball: John Christner Trucking gains from ‘big data’

| July 01, 2014

Christner uses Athena, a new product from Vigillo, the industry’s leader in CSA data analysis. Athena uses a broad range of data, from driver-generated and CSA-related to information from areas such as weather reports and ...

Reading between the lines of Trucker Talent entries

| July 01, 2014

Three finalists will compete at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Aug. 21-23, for the winning spot in the contest, brought to you by Chevron Delo.

Carriers’ crystal ball: Averitt Express boosts safety with FleetRisk Advisors

| June 30, 2014

FleetRisk uses extensive trucking data, such as drivers’ starting times or change in empty miles relative to fleet average, to help fleets with safety, retention and workers comp.

Carriers’ crystal ball: Fleets using driver performance data more than everPodcast

| June 27, 2014

Fleets have long used performance data in driver scorecards to help identify and address problems. Now, with the help of companies that specialize in predictive analytics, fleets are trying to head problems off before they ...

CSA’s mad math: Readers right on lack of reliability

| June 03, 2014

Clearly the “A” in CSA isn’t working when the data being accounted for paint a distorted picture. The result is a system where too many small carriers are assumed guilty until proven innocent.

Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive. A CDL holder, he joined Overdrive in 1998 after more than two decades of newspaper work.

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