Max Heine

And this little piggy paved the road

There’s a lot of money to be saved if roads were paved with asphalt using processed pig manure, according to a team at North Carolina A&T State University.

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Owner of classic W9 specializes in survival: ‘I refuse to lose’

John Jaikes is clearly a hard-working independent and a proud show truck exhibitor. What's not so obvious is that he's a survivor -- of repeat bouts with cancer and a wreck with a possibly suicidal four-wheeler.

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Whining vs. changing: The case for personal responsibility

Part of Overdrive’s mission is to help owner-operators prosper as they choose their own destiny, an idea frequently echoed at Kevin Rutherford's CMC Live event.

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Cash flow, insurance, more about getting your authority

Getting your own operating authority is usually a straightforward process, but it's still got enough hoops to jump through, complete with red tape, that a new entrant should allow three weeks to get approval.

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Honing your edge as an independent trucker

To rise above the crowd as an independent requires finding your niche and properly quoting rates, said Kenny Long, who runs the Patriot Star small fleet.

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Fatalities down, injuries way up. What gives?

FMCSA's report says that the number of trucks involved in fatal accidents decreased 5 percent in 2014. The only problem is a conflicting statistic: Injuries in truck-involved wrecks increased by 21 percent. I asked around for explanations.

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Off the clock: An hours of service alternative

Whatever happens for better or for worse, it's worth noting that a system based in reality – the driver’s true fitness for duty, not some rigid, almost arbitrary system cooked up by regulators – could be a big improvement over a one-size-fits-all system that actually fits very few.

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Data — The unseen hand steering your career

As fleet owners continue to find more ways to turn their drivers and prospective drivers into sets of data, they are moving recruitment, retention and safety management closer to science than art. This expanding harvest of data and the eagerness of predictive analytics vendors to help fleets make better use of it are reshaping how the industry relates to drivers.

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A stranded truck, sub-zero temps, the smell of trouble

In this video, Mark Tricco recounts his encounter with a driver unprepared for being stranded in a Canadian winter.

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Bestpass covers all U.S. toll roads on one device

The Bestpass network now unifies toll road coverage on a single transponder, announced President and CEO John Andrews during a Mid-America Trucking Show press conference today.

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