Landstar sees “continued strength in revenue per load”

| July 22, 2011

If this week’s earnings report from Landstar Systems is any indication, the rest of the year looks good for owner-operators. “I would characterize the overall second quarter freight environment as a little choppy, but moving in ...

Reports good for factory freight

| July 02, 2011

You might have heard that the stock market just logged its best weekly gain in two years. One major reason was good manufacturing news.

The all-time greatest trucking songs

| June 24, 2011

What are the top trucking songs of all time? That’s what we want you to tell us. Senior Editor Todd Dills has been soliciting titles through his Channel 19 blog.

Vegas Pride & Polish awards Saturday

| June 10, 2011

One of the biggest attractions of the June 9-11 Great West Truck Show is the Custom Rigs’ Pride & Polish truck beauty show.

Three-day Roadcheck blitz planned

| June 06, 2011

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold Roadcheck, its annual vehicle inspection program, June 7-9.

These 14 sectors were hopping in May

| June 01, 2011

Manufacturing slowed down last month, but it’s still growing.

A possible windfall for independents

| May 25, 2011

If you’re independent, there could be some real opportunities if your bigger competitors don’t have the capacity – the trucks and drivers – to handle what could be a big influx of freight.

Natural gas gaining tractor traction

| May 20, 2011

Legislation, supported by President Obama and about 190 members of Congress, would accelerate subsidies for natural gas vehicles.

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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