Owner-operator population rises again

| March 14, 2013

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.

Driving a lot less, earning a little bit more

| March 07, 2013

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.

Navistar changes top leadership

| March 07, 2013

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

Freightliner building driver community around combined websites

| March 06, 2013

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

Top drivers win Cummins-powered Ram

| March 05, 2013

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

Safety advocates’ pathetic shell game

| February 28, 2013

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.

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.

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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