Max Heine

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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Register to win customized Sierra 3500HD

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

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IdleAir plans growth with $7 million infusion

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.

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Trucking rebound outpaces economy, but outlook is fuzzy

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 president and chief economist for Eaton Corp., addressed the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas today. A former professor, Meil rated the state of trucking a B+. That’s largely due to a rebound in U.S. manufacturing (B) and non-defense capital spending ...

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