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.

Hours rule gets postponed again

| November 29, 2011

FMCSA said it expects to issue the final rule within the next 30 days.

Revision of hours rule gets postponed again

| November 29, 2011

FMCSA said that it expects to issue the final rule within the next 30 days.

Groups file lawsuit to block cross-border program

| November 29, 2011

A lawsuit seeks to block the U.S. DOT from opening the U.S. border to Mexican trucks.

Online trucker network launches Monday

| November 18, 2011

The host of the online radio trucking  program “Dispatch Me Home” is starting an online network of the same name with additional music and other programming. It will launch at 10 a.m. CST Nov. 21, says ...

The year-end tax dance

| November 17, 2011

One benefit of good cash flow management is having leeway in covering costs. The end of the year is a good time to put that flexibility to use to reduce your income tax bill on ...

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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