Max Heine

Old trucking photos and a tale of ‘envy, pride and greed’

| October 08, 2013

The Fruehauf website contains lots of historical photos and company history, some of it quite dramatic.

Video: Ruan driver faced with desperate wreck situation

| October 04, 2013

Trucker Adam Phillips came upon a wrecked car burning under an overpass. He and others tried to free a trapped man, screaming inside the car, but their efforts were frustrated. Hear how he freed him ...

Insurance choices: Pay to play or pay the fine?

| October 01, 2013

For owner-operators in certain situations, Obamacare will solve some health care financing problems. It also creates an unprecedented health care financing problem – fines – for those who want no part of health insurance. Some of ...

The best – and worst – foods to gobble while driving

| September 24, 2013

Let’s hear it for the humble candy bar. A survey from Insure.com finds that it’s the best food to eat while driving. French fries ranked a close second, only one percentage point behind the candy bar. (My ...

Fanciest use yet for repurposed shipping containers

| September 18, 2013

You might have heard of ways that intermodal dry van boxes have been recycled for commercial or residential use. If not, here’s a gallery of 10 photos to give you a quick idea. One of the most ambitious ...

A driver’s chance encounter spirals into multi-media coverage

| September 03, 2013

Tim Young wasn't expecting his life to change the day he ran into a woman photographing drivers at an Ontario, Calif., truck stop.

Driver responds to urban traffic emergency

| August 31, 2013

  Shelly York, driving for ABF Freight System, of Fort Smith, Ark., noticed something fall off the back of a pickup truck while driving through North Little Rock, Ark., on April 5. A moment later, he ...

Mooooo! Pride & Polish winner a dairy delight

| August 29, 2013

Jerry Mies' Pete won Best of Show Working Combo in Overdrive's Pride & Polish at GATS.

Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive and writes regularly for the Overdrive Extra blog. A CDL holder, he joined Overdrive in 1998 after more than two decades of newspaper work. You can reach him at mheine@randallreilly.com or 205-248-1038.

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