Max Heine

Safety and fuel economy at 85 mph

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.

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How to get caught up for the election

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.

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Accident took Mack engineer, but his legacy lives on

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 sticklers who wonder what’s special about today, Mack Trucks notes that a patent for the hood ornament was granted Oct. 11, 1932. The bulldog motif itself started much earlier. During World War I, British soldiers nicknamed the Mack AC models “Bulldog ...

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At 13.4 mpg, the future of aero trucking?

Those who attended the Mid-America Trucking Show this year got a glimpse of aero's possible future if they stopped by the Airflow Truck Co. exhibit.

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Another tip on the body of Overdrive’s old nemesis

As head of the Teamsters, Jimmy Hoffa was at odds with the independent spirit of owner-operators.

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New independents, be forewarned

If FMCSA finds any deficiency, the new entrant has only 15 days to submit a plan of correction, not up to 60 days, as used to be allowed.

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Allison to produce gearless transmissions

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.

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What a difference a decade makes

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

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The link between highways and murder

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

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No shortage of trucking TV stars at Dallas show

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 over the show. Most will be here through the show's last day, Saturday.   The Overdrive editors were able to rub shoulders with some of them Thursday night. We shared some great pizza at Cane Rosso with Marc Springer, Roy Garber and Jennifer Brennan ...

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