Max Heine

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

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.

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How one dealer eases the pain of repair anxiety

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

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Rush centers prosper with oil field development

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.

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Rush Tech Skills Rodeo supports service strategy

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

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November factory report confirms weak second half

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.

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Fun with numbers: Cutting fuel use by 30%

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. CWR says the right equipment and systems could save a heavy-duty truck $26,400 a year in fuel, meaning the upgrades would pay for themselves in 18 months. The CWR report assumes 130,000 miles a year, 6.5 miles per gallon and $4 ...

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Driving blindfolded or asleep? Avoid these states

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

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72 years later, those wheels sing a colorful song

“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.

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