Max Heine

Brad James: Trucker Talent Search finalist

| August 15, 2014

Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley interviews driver Brad James about his musical background and interests. James is a finalist in the 2014 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search, sponsored by Delo. The competition was to conclude Aug. ...

Video: Drivers to put voices in gear at Dallas show

| August 11, 2014

Trucker Talent Search finalists Brad James, Keith Sampson and Jennie Simpson will perform right as the show closes, at 5 p.m., at the Red Eye Radio booth in the lobby.

Mike Parkhurst’s legacy of reform

| August 05, 2014

Today’s owner-operators have him and other leaders, as well as thousands of drivers who followed them, to thank for today’s ease of entry to the industry. No one should take for granted the freedom to ...

Video: Most Beautiful winner shares life on and off the road

| July 30, 2014

Emily Weymouth talks about women in trucking and the interesting things she does in her off-time, including modeling.

Roadmansion photo gallery, background from founder Mike Parkhurst

| July 16, 2014

Overdrive founder Mike Parkhurst converted a Los Angeles home into the Overdrive Roadmansion, a hotel for truckers, in 1967.

Overdrive’s Roadmansion: A fancy driver’s oasis in 1967

| July 08, 2014

Some of Overdrive’s oldest readers might recall the Overdrive Roadmansion in Los Angeles. Retired driver Bill Nickel, 74, is one of them. He contacted us recently to see if we had any information on the ...

Carriers’ crystal ball: Load One keeps drivers with help of Stay Metrics

| July 02, 2014

The Stay Metrics program uses driver feedback to improve retention. It does this by tracking engagement in a rewards program and evaluating results of periodic satisfaction surveys and exit interviews.

Carriers’ crystal ball: John Christner Trucking gains from ‘big data’

| July 01, 2014

Christner uses Athena, a new product from Vigillo, the industry’s leader in CSA data analysis. Athena uses a broad range of data, from driver-generated and CSA-related to information from areas such as weather reports and ...

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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