Taking charge of your own EOBR data

| February 21, 2013

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

Missing sleep does more than make you tired

| February 16, 2013

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.

Slight progress on crash accountability – and some maddening examples

| February 07, 2013

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

A ‘cuddle café’ and loneliness on the road

| January 31, 2013

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.

The uneasy dance with red light cameras

| January 24, 2013

A new study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says red-light cameras reduce accidents. What's your thought on traffic cams?

Fiscal cliff deal improves depreciation benefits

| January 17, 2013

Had no fiscal cliff action been taken, the terms would have reverted to limits that would have left little flexibility in using depreciation to manage income taxes.

A lease-purchase success story

| January 10, 2013

Meet Andre Jackson, a U.S. Xpress driver on his third lease-purchase truck -- his experience with the plans has been largely positive, he says.

This tax break survived – and can benefit you

| January 03, 2013

An HSA pays off by cutting your taxes. It allows you to save pretax income into the account, just as many owner-operators do with Individual Retirement Accounts.

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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