Max Heine

High-touch fatigue monitoring: Too close for comfort?

How do you feel about driver-facing cameras? Or wearable devices that assess your alertness and project how quickly it will decline?

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Video: ATBS forecasts higher owner-operator income

Amen revisited his forecasts from last year and made some new ones during an Overdrive Partners in Business seminar at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas last month.

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Road trippin’: Trump’s hollow infrastructure pledge

This industry and the public at large deserve a rational plan, not smoke and mirrors, for maintaining and improving our infrastructure.

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This ‘shaggin’ wagon’ is built for heavy-haul

Two women looking into the sleeper window of the Dawes' Contract Carriage's Kenworth were tickled by the fancy interior: Red shag carpeting, a small disco ball and button-tufted upholstery throughout. "It's a shaggin' wagon!" said one of the admirers, viewing the truck on the opening day of the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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A busy independent’s plan to transition his business (and dodge ELDs in the process)

A run with John Hodges in his 1998 Freightliner Classic, part of his small fleet. As independent, Hodges juggles roles as driver, owner, cattle farmer and pastor in his local church, taking it all in stride: "To whom much is given ..."

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A shot in the arm for fixing CSA

The added weight of an objective party is welcome, especially knowing it gives Congress a clear vision of CSA problems. FMCSA has made relatively superficial changes – slowly – to CSA. It’s a shame it’s taken so many voices to repeat the call that change needs to be faster and more substantive.

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Where trucking musicians gather – and truckers get a treat

GATS will showcase trucking's musical talent next month. See a preview here.

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‘The real problem’ isn’t ELDs

Now that it appears the ELD mandate is about to amplify the shortcomings of the hours of service rule, it’s time to address the real problem, not its surrogate.

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Video: Muscular Mack pickup ready for Independence Day

The 800-horsepower Mack Granite is American-made and sports flag-and-eagle graphics.

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Video: Making the transition to owner-operator

The expanded freedom and earning potential of running as an owner-operator come with a big tradeoff: greater self-discipline and more demanding money management.

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