Hot trucking sectors draw attention

| February 24, 2011

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

March 22: CSA – What it means to you

| February 18, 2011

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 ...

Trucking time travel, only faster

| February 17, 2011

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

Keeping up with hours of service

| February 10, 2011

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.

Banks find way to win card game

| February 09, 2011

“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 ...

Reports confirm strong freight demand

| February 01, 2011

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 ...

Housing still lags rest of the economy

| January 21, 2011

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 ...

Cross-border trucking with Mexico, again

| January 20, 2011

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

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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