Max Heine

The price of failing to ‘respect’ vehicular power

Reports about the Porsche that Paul Walker was riding in during his fatal weekend accident indicate it is a powerful, "dangerous" car that needs better traction control.

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Where’s the ‘public outcry’ for better roads and bridges?

One primary problem with road and bridge improvements and expansions is that the Highway Trust Fund is going broke.

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These are the most annoying drivers and driving habits

Who are the most annoying drivers? For you, it’s a simple answer: four-wheelers, at least the bad ones. The same question was put to four-wheelers, and their responses were based on relationships. The top three, in order: my spouse, a friend, my mother. If you’re wondering about that leading “spouse” response, women were slightly more likely to choose “my husband” than men were to choose their wives. The survey was done by Insure.com, which  provides information on auto ...

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Four ways to erode your profit

Owner-operators need to be alert to these four “profit-killers” so they can avoid being underpaid or incurring unnecessary costs.

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Piss’d Off Pete grabs 12 minutes of celebrity and roars on

Since starring in Overdrive's most popular video, Piss'd Off Pete, a converted Peterbilt 351, has been featured on Jay Leno's Garage website and video series.

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Road rage trivia, including the worst cities

The road rage infographic, compiled by bestcounselingdegrees.net, is based on a compilation of data, including each city’s accident rates, commuter time and reported road rage incidents.

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This is now the hottest cargo theft scam

Experts say bogus pickups will become the dominant type of cargo theft.

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Publicity of shutdown attempt says a lot about the evolution of news

The Ride for the Constitution fiasco of last weekend brings to mind the quote often associated with war reporting: "The first casualty when war comes is truth." That’s  California Sen. Hiram W. Johnson, addressing the U.S. Senate in 1917. Truth was also a casualty in the free-for-all publicity surrounding the planned trucker mega-protest that peaked at about 30 trucks. Consider this Fox News headline, posted Thursday afternoon, when it was obvious that the next day’s event lacked ...

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

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

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Video: Ruan driver faced with desperate wreck situation

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 in the nick of time.

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