From the road: Amazing rain clouds in rural Texas

| May 24, 2012

Marlaina Gayle shares two fine shots of recent rain clouds in Texas, as well as keen observations of a place you've probably never stopped at: tiny Memphis, Texas.

Dodging holiday weekend traffic ticket hot spots

| May 22, 2012

The National Motorists Association has updated its list of states most active in holiday weekend ticket issuance.

The pros and cons of engine retuning

| May 18, 2012

Reprogramming your engine can increase horsepower and fuel economy, but it can also shorten equipment life and void warranties. Is it worth the risk?

Volvo Trucks plans 13-liter LNG engine for 2014

| May 18, 2012

Volvo's new LNG engine will round out a complete range of natural gas-powered offerings.

The owner-operator: Takes a lickin’, still tickin’

| May 11, 2012

Looking at the overall need for owner-operators, their health tracks freight demand.

Study indicates growing number of independents

| May 07, 2012

A recent jump in carrier registrations might be due to drivers getting their own operating authority.

Natural gas + trucking = 6 stock tips

| May 04, 2012

It's interesting to see investors and mainstream business media take note of how the boom in natural gas production is affecting the truck market.

Fuel management: Optimization, taxes and surcharges

| April 27, 2012

Overdrive columnist and trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford presents "Fuel management: Optimization, taxes and surcharges."

Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive and writes regularly for the Overdrive Extra blog. A CDL holder, he joined Overdrive in 1998 after more than two decades of newspaper work. You can reach him at mheine@randallreilly.com or 205-248-1038.

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