2011 closes strong as clothing leads December factory growth

| January 03, 2012

The monthly report on factory activity from the Institute for Supply Management shows a little increase in manufacturing for December.

Jet truck makes dramatic takeoff

| January 03, 2012

Check video of the jet truck's scorching run at the 2011 Charlotte Diesel Super Show.

Friday is deadline for dog stories

| December 28, 2011

Winners of OverdriveRetro’s Best Dog Story Contest will receive OverdriveRetro T-shirts and other prizes.

Be ready for second year of CSA

| December 22, 2011

CSA's first year might have seemed benign to you, but it’s still warming up. Be prepared for a closer acquaintance in 2012.

Pick the rig with best Christmas spirit

| December 22, 2011

Cast your vote for the truck that's best decked out for the Christmas season.

Angry about trucking? Occupy your business

| December 04, 2011

You might have noticed the powers that be are not striving to make your work environment more trouble-free next year. A new, and likely more restrictive, hours of service rule is expected. Carriers are steadily adopting ...

18 wheels, 12 months, 1 cool calendar

| December 02, 2011

Don't bother with fighting the crowds at shopping malls for ordinary consumer merchandise when you can find trucking-related gifts at the OverdriveOnline store.

Factory freight finishing strong

| December 01, 2011

Owner-operators with hauls tied closely to factory output should see good demand through year-end, based on today’s report from the Institute for Supply Management.

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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