Max Heine

Video blog: What’s at the end of the rainbow?

A recent Jade and John Show trucking video blog on youtube starts with a rainbow that points, with amazing precision, to a well-known New Mexico destination.

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Get your weekly fix for custom truck photos and videos

Each newsletter will contain photos, video and features on readers’ custom trucks, including some from Overdrive’s Pride & Polish and other truck beauty shows.

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Owner-operator 2016 income stable, even with downturn

Owner-operator miles and earnings have been steady this year, according to ATBS. Based on clients’ third quarter, annualized net income would top $61,000.

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Video: A great creation for the Great Race

A cocktail of a W900, an International 4900, a Ford pickup and a fabricated hood

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Nomination period open for Overdrive’s Owner-Operator of the Year contest, winner gets $25k cash

The nomination period for the Owner-Operator of the Year and Company Driver of the Year contests, each of which carry a $25,000 cash prize, is open until Nov. 6.

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Brokers and owner-operators: A view from the other side

Lies. Late payments. Ridiculously low payments. No payments. Owner-operators' brokerage horror stories are legion, but how does the process look from the broker's perspective? Max Heine visits Birmingham-based TLS to take a look.

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Turning the national anthem into a scapegoat

Overdrive’s readers also feel strongly – as strongly as Colin Kaepernick feels about unjustified police shootings and other black oppression – that they’re abused by governmental officials. Instead of bullets and bludgeons, these officials wield an expanding arsenal of regulations that often add expense and misery to truckers’ everyday lives.

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Steel hauler recalls cabovers, wreck runaways and more from six decades

When Richard Maxwell started driving, cabovers were common, truck stop amenities were sparse and Dwight Eisenhower was still president.

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When regulation hurts worse than paltry pay

When nearly two-thirds of truckers (for owner-operators alone, 71 percent), working ridiculously long hours for modest pay, are far more aggravated over regulations and lack of respect than they are money, something’s amiss. It’s no surprise that turnover stays high.

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Prediction: Rates will jump with ELD transition

"We're going to have a truck shortage when this ELD rule gets put into effect," said ATBS' Todd Amen said during his Partners in Business GATS presentation. "Essentially it's like taking 200,000 to 300,000 trucks off the road." Here's how much he sees rates jumping.

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