“Christmas chicken,” a surprise gift and other seasonal tidbits

| December 20, 2012

Should you happen upon a truck stop KFC during these final days of Christmas, you might not realize your good fortune. You would, though, if you were living in Japan.

How one dealer eases the pain of repair anxiety

| December 13, 2012

Jacob Williford fills a newly created job slot as service communicator, a liaison between all parties interested the progress of every single repair job.

Rush centers prosper with oil field development

| December 12, 2012

The Texas oil and gas field boom of the last few years has also been a boom for much of the state’s economy, and that includes the Rush Truck Centers facility in San Antonio.

Rush Tech Skills Rodeo supports service strategy

| December 12, 2012

Service, more than brands or products alone, will drive the success of Rush Enterprises, said W.M. "Rusty" Rush, CEO and president.

November factory report confirms weak second half

| December 06, 2012

If it seems like manufacturing-related freight has slowed in the second half, that’s because it has. At least the November survey of executives by the Institute for Supply Management supports that.

Fun with numbers: Cutting fuel use by 30%

| November 29, 2012

It’s often interesting, if not downright amusing, to see what gets published about trucking from those outside the industry. Midwest Energy News covered a report released by the Carbon War Room this week about fuel-saving technology. ...

Driving blindfolded or asleep? Avoid these states

| November 21, 2012

Atlas Van Lines has put together a clever infographic highlighting statistics about distracted driving and safety.

72 years later, those wheels sing a colorful song

| November 15, 2012

“Singing Wheels" is a treasure of old trucks and truckers, dock and highway scenes, and more, packaged with the hype and patriotism of the early 1940s.

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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