Allison to produce gearless transmissions

| September 13, 2012

Allison Transmission Holdings, Dana Holding Corp. and Fallbrook Technologies have announced plans for high-efficiency transmissions to serve the commercial truck and other vehicular markets.

What a difference a decade makes

| September 13, 2012

Those of you who’ve been in the business for even 10 years know that a lot has changed.

The link between highways and murder

| September 06, 2012

The book tackles a broader subject: the link between murders and the Interstate Highway System.

No shortage of trucking TV stars at Dallas show

| August 25, 2012

Anyone who doubts that trucking television has gotten big just needs to visit the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. TV celebrities, as well as the traditional slate of music stars, are greeting fans all ...

Register to win customized Sierra 3500HD

| August 24, 2012

ProPickup magazine is giving away this 2008 GMC Sierra 3500HD Crew Cab SLE Dually 4x4 this April.

IdleAir plans growth with $7 million infusion

| August 23, 2012

IdleAir has secured $7 million of growth financing and plans to add five more locations this year and 15 more in 2013, said Ethan Garber, chief executive officer.

Trucking rebound outpaces economy, but outlook is fuzzy

| August 23, 2012

Trucking has recovered from the recession much better than the economy at large, but the rebound slowed in recent months, economist Jim Meil said. Various domestic and global trends cast doubt on what’s next. Meil, vice ...

Who built your business?

| August 16, 2012

The political elite in D.C. have no idea how hard it is to earn a CDL, yet alone to make a living as a trucker, to raise a family at the same time, to keep ...

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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