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."

Landstar’s 2012 start good sign for owner-operators

| April 27, 2012

The nation's largest owner-operator fleet, Landstar, reports that it had its best first quarter ever.

Avoid these common tax prep mistakes

| April 12, 2012

If you want to dodge common mistakes owner-operators make on tax returns, you need to check certain numbers, advises columnist Kevin Rutherford.

Feds close Utah carrier

| March 31, 2012

Federal officials have shut down a small Utah carrier after declaring the company and its principal an imminent public safety hazard.

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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