Max Heine

Photos: Show trucks ready for competition

Johnny Byers gets the best of both worlds. He gets to drive some for L.L. Carter & Son, Ruther Glen, Va., delivering pipe and other construction materials locally. He also gets to work in the shop -- and that includes beautifying a stunning 1988 Freightliner FLC, with a few others at the shop helping out. The rig is one of dozens competing in the Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show. In ...

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A Lone Star special: 2/3 off on new toll road

The Texas DOT is offering you quite a deal – two-thirds off the truck rate on its newest toll road, SH 130, for 12 months. This is the road that got so much publicity last year for having the nation’s highest speed limit, 85 mph. The road’s intent is to provide relief for a highly congested part of I-35 between Austin and San Antonio. Though the announcement doesn’t say so, presumably not enough truckers have rushed to ...

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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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