Max Heine

A surprise for DJ Bill Mack

Trucking DJ Bill Mack wasn't quite prepared for a prank some truckers pulled on him at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

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Hot trucking sectors draw attention

Two big parts of the trucking industry are bouncing back very strong and getting the attention of financial media outside of trucking.

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March 22: CSA – What it means to you

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s recently launched Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program affects all carriers and drivers in day-to-day operations and impacts hiring, training and retention practices. Join us Tuesday, March 22 at 8 p.m. (CDT) for a free, one-hour webinar featuring Major Mark Savage, a Colorado State Patrol officer and a member of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and FMCSA Senior Transportation Specialist Bryan Price. This presentation is part of the “How to Become an Owner-Operator” series brought ...

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Trucking time travel, only faster

We’ve changed the Overdrive 50th anniversary site, OverdriveRetro.com, so that the home page loads much faster.

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Keeping up with hours of service

Regulators have proposed an hours of service revision that many in the industry consider too complex. Read what’s going on and how to comment.

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Banks find way to win card game

“Interest rates are now hovering near record highs, at an average rate of 14.72%,” reports CNNMoney.com, which explores this topic in more detail. “And if your credit is bad enough, you could even end up with a rate as high as 59.9% APR.”

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Reports confirm strong freight demand

Three positive reports came in today about the state of trucking (or the economy) at the end of last year. These agree with recent earnings statements from publicly traded truckload carriers, most of which made strong profits in the fourth quarter.

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Housing still lags rest of the economy

The Census Bureau reported this week that new housing starts declined in December by 4.3 percent, notes the weekly economic recap from the American Trucking Associations. 2010 was the second worst year on record for housing starts, bested only by 2009, when the credit and housing collapse was at its worst.

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Cross-border trucking with Mexico, again

Tell us what you think the proposal for a new cross-border trucking program with Mexico would mean for owner-operators.

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Share your story with readers

Do you have an interesting type of haul? A distinctive business practice that has helped you succeed? How about an unusual hobby or talent?

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