Max Heine

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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The uneasy dance with red light cameras

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

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Fiscal cliff deal improves depreciation benefits

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.

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A lease-purchase success story

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.

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This tax break survived – and can benefit you

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.

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