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.

Share your story with readers

| January 17, 2011

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

Trucking resumes growth as 2010 fades

| January 12, 2011

Freight improved in November and then surged in December – enough to offset the decline in August through October.

Going for the gold in 2011

| January 05, 2011

We began celebrating Overdrive’s 50th year of publishing in October, when that milestone year began. Now, starting the calendar year of that golden anniversary, we’re introducing some improvements in the magazine.

Looking forward, looking back

| December 30, 2010

As the new year rolls in, it's also a good time to reflect. And if you've following the five-decade retrospective on Overdrive's 50th anniversary website, you know there's plenty to see.

New aid for sleep apnea?

| December 28, 2010

Sleep researchers are testing a new approach to controlling sleep apnea. It involves an implant that would keep the tongue from relaxing so much that it blocks air passages. Inspire Medical Systems plans to test 100 ...

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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