Max Heine

Owner-operator population rises again

The owner-operator population increased 6.2 percent last year in the wake of the recession, and the trend should continue in 2013, according to Overdrive-sponsored research.

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Driving a lot less, earning a little bit more

Average owner-operators miles have dropped 21 percent over 10 years, according to ATBS. With data showing a concurrent income increase, it's clear operators have seen some improvement over the decade.

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Navistar changes top leadership

Navistar President and COO Troy Clarke has been promoted to CEO, along with other changes in the truck maker's leadership structure.

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Freightliner building driver community around combined websites

ATBS' Matt Amen talks Freightliner's Team Run Smart and future plans for the site.

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Top drivers win Cummins-powered Ram

Bradley Chapdelaine and Daniel Poorman each won a Cummins-powered 2012 Ram 2500 Big Horn Crew Cab Tuesday night in an annual contest.

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Safety advocates’ pathetic shell game

There are enough studies to prove just about anything in this arena, but the vast majority of studies, as well as federal data, bear out ATA’s assertion.

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Taking charge of your own EOBR data

Fleets already pay for MVR reports, why wouldn’t they pay to know drivers’ records for performance and profitability?

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Missing sleep does more than make you tired

To the extent your job does allow any control over sleep patterns, make that a priority. It could be a step toward health and happiness.

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Slight progress on crash accountability – and some maddening examples

An eight-person majority on the subcommittee ultimately showed preference for what they called the fault standard over DOT preventability regarding crash accountability.

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A ‘cuddle café’ and loneliness on the road

The weird idea of men paying women for companionship that doesn’t involve sex reminds me of comments from two of the women we interviewed for Overdrive’s stories on lot lizards in 2002.

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