Max Heine

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

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

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Driver responds to urban traffic emergency

  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 was startled to discover what was lying in the road. In this illustrated story in Overdrive’s Knight of the Road series, York recounts his response to the incident that earned him a Highway Angel award from the Truckload Carriers Association.    

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Mooooo! Pride & Polish winner a dairy delight

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

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Independent hog hauler Maggie Stone named Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

Maggie Stone, an Iowa hog hauler, was named the winner of Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest today at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Celebrity judges picked Stone Friday after meeting with her and finalists Tina Comer and Libby Clayton. The finalists won trips to Dallas and met with show attendees at the Overdrive booth. Stone will be featured in an Overdrive cover story this year. Overdrive launched the contest last spring to highlight professional women drivers who ...

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Truck race series plans big start in 2015

The Class 8 tractor racing series announced earlier this year now plans to have demonstration races next year and 20 to 30 races in 2015, announced Mike Ryan, a veteran truck racer and movie stunt driver. The races will not be held at "backwoods" locales, as some were in past decades, Ryan said. Instead, they will be at eight major tracks, including Daytona International Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Portland International Raceway. Ryan also announced a new ...

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A rare glimpse into the trucking lifestyle

Photographer Kim Reierson's work appears in the book "Eighteen" and Overdrive's new trucker appreciation video.

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Victim finds way to locate unnamed trucker hero

Gerry Bisaillon had worked quite a few accident scenes in his years of service with volunteer fire departments. Little did he expect that one pre-dawn January morning he was about to trade places and become the victim. Last January, he was driving to his mother-in-law’s house to drop off his daughters for day care. “This morning the roads were absolutely treacherous,” he recalled. It wasn’t just patches of ice, but “sheer black ice.” It was so ...

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Will DVIR relief give you a piece of $1.7 billion?

The new DOT chief, Anthony Fox, to his credit announced a proposed rule this week that would eliminate the requirement for filing a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report when no defects are found with truck or trailer. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says no-defect DVIRs account for 95 percent of the filings. Anything that reduces red tape in trucking is a good thing. This same step was taken last year with a comparable requirement for truck ...

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Hours of service option: Earning flexibility

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.

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

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 stamps out there. Pro drivers are also more aware of traffic cameras than most four-wheelers, though many motorists are doing some catching up, thanks to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. It sheds light on how extensive ...

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