Hours of service option: Earning flexibility

| July 25, 2013

Gold Card status would bring freedom from hours of service regs on the assumption that this is an experienced, safe, mature driver who knows to drive when rested and rest when tired.

AP: Gotcha! Traffic cams’ massive data piles create privacy issues

| July 18, 2013

Truckers by now have become familiar with the increasingly detailed electronic trail they create. Certainly any driver who’s been through the log book wringer by an ambulance chaser following a wreck knows all the time ...

Big Bertha works the gas fields, but still shines

| July 14, 2013

Eric Lazos put a lot of love into his 1999 Peterbilt 379 and still crosses the country to serve oil and gas fields.

Deadly four-wheelers and vicarious revenge

| July 03, 2013

You might think that New Year’s Day is the year’s deadliest for traffic fatalities, but it’s not. July 4 takes that honor.

Vehicles expected to gather and share more data

| June 22, 2013

"Connected vehicle” technology means any vehicle picking up information and sharing it with vehicles around it.

Quick-thinking driver uses special equipment in rescue

| June 21, 2013

Owner-operator Scott Rosenburg rescued a drowning motorist after happening upon a pickup that had veered off the road and into a pond.

Credit, net income improving for owner-operators

| June 20, 2013

A few sunny spots for owner-operators, and a few tips on increasing the profitability of your operation.

Eric Mende

| June 19, 2013

That is kind of an open ended question. One, it would depend on your niche, wether you are leased or completely independent etc. I have taken loads for a customer out of FL to Winnipeg ...

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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