Max Heine

California regulations drive out owner-operators

Owner-operators are being driven out of business and the market value of used trucks has been hijacked by the ever-tightening emissions regulations in California, said a panel this week.

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PHOTOS: What to drive when the broom’s broken

Dean and Theresa DeSantis are showing a 1985 Peterbilt 359 at the Great West Truck Show in Las Vegas that, perhaps thanks in part to its longevity, has acquired two names. "The truck is Old No 7," said Dean DeSantis. "It was the seventh one we bought." That was back in the 1980s, when he and his wife built a small fleet. They sold the assets in 1993, but kept the truck and the company ...

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Scientific American weighs in on driving while stoned

A recent Scientific American article says marijuana slows reaction time and impairs distance perception behind the wheel.

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Managing the monster known as CSA

There is no quick fix for getting reckless drivers and carriers off the road. But as with most ambitious government initiatives, what’s needed is more simplicity, not less.

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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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