‘Best thing that ever happened’ to former owner-operator team

| June 06, 2013

Many owner-operators succeed as a leased operator. But it’s worthwhile noting what the Carpenters learned about operating under their own authority and expanding beyond one truck.

What has a Chevy rear end, a German engine and gets 60 mpg?

| June 01, 2013

Glenn Russell doesn't inhabit the Pride & Polish section here at the Great West Truck Show in Las Vegas. Still, he's in a custom vehicle world of its own -- a homemade frame supporting and ...

Credit loosening, income rising for owner-operators, says ATBS

| June 01, 2013

Institutional investors are looking for places to put their money, which is good news for owner-operators who've been hamstrung by tight credit since the recession.

California regulations drive out owner-operators

| June 01, 2013

Owner-operators are being driven out of business and the market value of used trucks has been hijacked by the ever-tightening emissions regulations in California, said a panel this week.

PHOTOS: What to drive when the broom’s broken

| May 31, 2013

Dean and Theresa DeSantis are showing a 1985 Peterbilt 359 at the Great West Truck Show in Las Vegas that, perhaps thanks in part to its longevity, has acquired two names. "The truck is Old ...

Scientific American weighs in on driving while stoned

| May 23, 2013

A recent Scientific American article says marijuana slows reaction time and impairs distance perception behind the wheel.

Managing the monster known as CSA

| May 11, 2013

There is no quick fix for getting reckless drivers and carriers off the road. But as with most ambitious government initiatives, what’s needed is more simplicity, not less.

These nine factory sectors are hot

| May 02, 2013

The Institute for Supply Management's April survey shows that economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded last month for the fifth consecutive month.

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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