Max Heine

Landstar report a good sign for owner-operators

If earnings at Landstar System, the nation’s largest owner-operator carrier, are any indication, owner-operators are having a better year than they did in 2010.

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Retail’s rebound bodes well for holidays

The economy’s still sputtering, but it looks like there will be lots of freight through the holidays. At least consumer goods and other cargo related to retail sales are doing well, based on recent reports.

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Tonight! Chat live with Robb Mariani

“American Trucker” host Robb Mariani will be available for a live video chat as part of the Truckers News Celebrity Series.

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Actor was former trucker, Overdrive writer

Charles Napier was an Overdrive columnist in the early 1970s and appeared in several trucking movies and TV shows.

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Oct. 8: Truck drag races in Charlotte

If you’ve never seen Class 8 trucks roaring down a track, consider a trip to North Carolina for the Charlotte Diesel Super Show

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Wood production leads September growth

Manufacturing activity, and the economy in general, kept growing in September, though some related measurements tempered that good news. Wood Products was the leading manufacturing category reporting growth. The monthly analysis comes from the Institute for Supply Management, which also notes slower supplier deliveries and a contraction of new orders last month. The Purchasing Managers Index “registered 51.6 percent, an increase of 1 percentage point from August, indicating expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 26th consecutive ...

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Driver’s “beans-and-rice budget” needed in D.C.

Someone who’s experienced his own financial crisis during this period is hot-shot hauler Frank Hagwood.

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Does added hydrogen really boost fuel mileage?

Some research shows that hydrogen slightly improves diesel combustion, but the improvement may not be significant enough to warrant all the equipment necessary to separate it and meter it back in.

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Last chance to apply for owner-operator contest

Overdrive and the Truckload Carriers Association will be naming the nation's top owner-operator.

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After 50 years, truly independent

The important thing is that the owner-operator has come into his own as a legitimate self-employed business owner able to deal with such opposition.

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