Landstar report a good sign for owner-operators

| October 25, 2011

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.

Retail’s rebound bodes well for holidays

| October 14, 2011

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.

Tonight! Chat live with Robb Mariani

| October 14, 2011

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

Actor was former trucker, Overdrive writer

| October 07, 2011

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

Oct. 8: Truck drag races in Charlotte

| October 06, 2011

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

Wood production leads September growth

| October 03, 2011

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 ...

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

| September 30, 2011

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

Does added hydrogen really boost fuel mileage?

John Baxter | September 27, 2011

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.

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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