Max Heine

These nine factory sectors are hot

The Institute for Supply Management's April survey shows that economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded last month for the fifth consecutive month.

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Delving into CSA data shows enforcement irregularities

Overdrive is excited to launch the expanded CSA's Data Trail website, which is dedicated to empowering trucking professionals with data and analysis of how CSA affects their businesses.

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Sonic rises to the occasion in serving truckers

The Sonic Drive-In in Valliant, Okla., has built an ordering stall 3 feet higher than normal.

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Did you bleed for the IRS? Get ready for April 15, 2014

Here are some tips to cut costs and get better organized for your 2013 income taxes.

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Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a robot convoy

Steven Ashley, writing for the BBC, gives a good update on recent testing of self-driving heavy-duty trucks, particularly a test of four trucks on an oval track in Tsukuba, Japan.

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Don’t miss these trucking tax breaks

Here are some commonly overlooked deductions and best tax practices you should be aware of.

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Is the owner-operator a dying breed?

A major part of trucking is the owner-operator model, which has survived recessions, regulations, unionization efforts and other forces. It’s not going away.

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This truck brand reigns in diecast model market

One of the back aisles staples of the Mid-America Trucking show is the vendors of model trucks. What truck brand wins the hearts of buyers? Over the years, it's Peterbilt. That's according to Larry Black, who's got a huge stock of model trucks on sale at his diecastdirect.com booth. That's not surprising. Go to any of Overdrive's Pride & Polish events and Petes make up 80 percent or more of everything out there. If there's a ...

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Trucker’s rescue of family earns Highway Hero honor

Chosen from four finalists, Jason Harte of Rogers, Ark., today accepted the 30th Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Photos: Show trucks ready for competition

Johnny Byers gets the best of both worlds. He gets to drive some for L.L. Carter & Son, Ruther Glen, Va., delivering pipe and other construction materials locally. He also gets to work in the shop -- and that includes beautifying a stunning 1988 Freightliner FLC, with a few others at the shop helping out. The rig is one of dozens competing in the Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show. In ...

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