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.

An easy way to stream your favorite talk shows

| November 08, 2012

A free app simplifies the process of finding and playing podcasts. Stitcher, available for iPhone and Android, offers the latest news, politics, sports, business and entertainment.

A forecast revisited: ‘Big-rig truck fleets will be driverless’

| November 01, 2012

One impetus for driverless vehicles is that the vast majority of accidents are due to human error. With today's technology, a robo-vehicle can constantly analyze its surroundings – moving and non-moving objects – and respond ...

Safety and fuel economy at 85 mph

| October 25, 2012

Given the toll, safety worries and the inability or unwillingness of many truckers to drive 85 mph, heavy-duty trucks could be underrepresented on the new part of SH 130.

How to get caught up for the election

| October 18, 2012

The Haul the Vote website provides a great resource for getting registered to vote, seeing who will be on your ballot, and learning about issues inside and outside of trucking.

Accident took Mack engineer, but his legacy lives on

| October 11, 2012

Hood ornaments of many sorts have become popular with owner-operators in recent years, but it’s still hard to beat one of the originals. It’s the Mack Bulldog, which turns 80 years old today. For you ...

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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