Freight 6.1 percent ahead of 2009

| November 22, 2010

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

The twist in year-end tax planning

| November 09, 2010

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.

Factory growth picks up from September

| November 03, 2010

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 ...

How do you feel about the elections?

| November 03, 2010

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

Friday: Deadline for trucker award nomination

| October 26, 2010

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

When the Midnight Cowboy changed his name

| October 25, 2010

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 ...

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

Jill Dunn | October 24, 2010

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, ...

TCA changes stance to favor higher truck weights

Jill Dunn | October 23, 2010

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

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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