Max Heine

Used truck glut can spell bargains for buyers

By January 2017, retail prices for 3- to 5-year-old sleeper tractors averaged $65,910. That was $7,412 lower than the same group a year ago, and with 2.2 percent fewer miles.

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Building broker trust to get better loads and rates

One of the most common problems with independents using a broker-based business model is "chasing rates" instead of building relationships with a handful of brokers. When loads are picked at random, "it's almost impossible to build relationships," said owner-operator coach Kevin Rutherford.

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Now here’s a pickup that would impress your friends

You can't walk into a Mack dealership and order the Jack Mack that's on display at the Mid-American Trucking Show this week, but it doesn't hurt to dream. "It's a show truck," says Stuart Russoli, Mack Trucks highway product manager. "It's out there to show the work our plant can do." The converted Mack Granite shows specs that are fairly routine, such as all-wheel-drive. Other features can't be spec'd and make this behemoth truly stand out. Most ...

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A touching tribute to policemen who gave all

"I wanted to get everybody aware that police officers' lives do matter," says Stephanie Robak.

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Show trucks prep for competition at the Mid-America Trucking Show

Check out some of the photos of show trucks from the first day at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show.

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Under new master, Loadmaster comes back to life

After three decades of hiding in barns, a Chevrolet Loadmaster has come out in the open in a big way. The antique, owned by grain farmer Buddy Salyer of Marengo, Ohio, sports a coat of luscious green paint. It's one of several trucks competing in the Antique category of the PKY Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. "This truck spent 15 years in Kansas inside a barn," Salyer says. "Then a friend ...

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App-based ELD offers varied features

TruckX founder Tapan Chaudhari announced the company's electronic logging device and fleet management software Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The ELD function, like that of many TruckX competitors, is based on a mobile app and a box that connects to the truck's electronic control module. TruckX offers three pricing choices. The Basic level, which is free, includes basic logging, dispatching and load features. The Standard level, at $16 per month per truck, adds at ...

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The weak arguments for skimping on behind-the-wheel training

It’s sadly ironic that the agency charged with improving trucking safety would rely on lame excuses to shrug its shoulders at a simple, common-sense way to shore up safety.

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Interstate funding and rest areas: Public, meet Private

Let’s hope that however Trump, Chao and Congress choose to build out our infrastructure, it doesn’t financially punish the industry that already pays more than its share to support roads and bridges.

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Chill with Overdrive’s Video 6-pack this weekend

It can be tough to keep up with all the trucking-related videos floating around online. Our editors see a lot of what goes out and have hand-picked six to circulate this Saturday.

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