Max Heine

Freight 6.1 percent ahead of 2009

Year-to-date through October, seasonally adjusted tonnage is up 6.1 percent compared with the same period in 2009.

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The twist in year-end tax planning

If Congress doesn’t extend the tax cuts, in effect raising taxes for 2011, it will make more sense to defer expenses into 2011 and accelerate income into 2010.

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Factory growth picks up from September

Cars, computers and exports are leading some of the most recent manufacturing growth, according to the latest report from the Institute for Supply Management. Only two areas (Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Furniture & Related Products) shrunk during October, says ISM, while 14 showed expansion. October was the 15th consecutive month for manufacturing to expand, and the overall economy grew for the 18th consecutive month, ISM reports. And last month’s growth measured 56.9 percent on ISM’s scale, up 2.5 ...

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How do you feel about the elections?

Take a second to express your thoughts on Tuesday's voting. What do the results mean for trucking? For your individual welfare?

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Friday: Deadline for trucker award nomination

The nomination deadline has been extended to Oct. 29 for the 2011 Overdrive TCA Owner-Operator of the Year.

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When the Midnight Cowboy changed his name

Renowned trucking DJ Bill Mack hadn’t planned on being a liaison between spouses when he went on the air decades ago, but he learned that when you open the phone line for truckers and their families, you never know what to expect.

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N.Y. reps push to reopen cross-border trucking

Nine New York congressional representatives have asked President Obama to resolve the trade dispute with Mexico after it imposed new tariffs on apple exports to Mexico. Democrat Reps. Michael Arcuri, Scott Murphy, Maurice Hinchey, Bill Owens, Dan Maffei, Paul Tonko, John Hall and Louise Slaughter, along with Republican Rep. Chris Lee made the request after apples were added to a list of retaliatory tariffs, according to the New York Apple Association Mexico recently added tariffs of 20 percent ...

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TCA changes stance to favor higher truck weights

The Truckload Carriers Association now supports increasing the allowable truck weight from 80,000 to 88,000 pounds.

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Oct. 23-24: California hosts Pride & Polish

The final Pride & Polish event of 2010 will take place at the Truckin’ for Kids show in Irwindale, Calif., at the Toyota Speedway. The show will feature truck drags and a Wash and Shine event, along with the Custom Rigs’ Pride & Polish beauty show. Truckin’ for Kids celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The show is held to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. To register for the Truckin’ for Kids Pride & Polish show, visit www.prideandpolish.com. For ...

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So you want a good deal on a low-mileage truck…

Sales of trucks, like everything else, slumped badly during the recession. Now there’s a shortage of used trucks in the sweet spot of four to five model years old, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

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