Max Heine

Carriers’ crystal ball: Fleets using driver performance data more than everPodcast

| June 27, 2014

Fleets have long used performance data in driver scorecards to help identify and address problems. Now, with the help of companies that specialize in predictive analytics, fleets are trying to head problems off before they ...

CSA’s mad math: Readers right on lack of reliability

| June 03, 2014

Clearly the “A” in CSA isn’t working when the data being accounted for paint a distorted picture. The result is a system where too many small carriers are assumed guilty until proven innocent.

30-second video tip: Get more sound out of your phone speakers

| May 27, 2014

One great scene from the rock’n’roll mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap” has dim-witted musician Nigel Tufnel showing off his amplifiers to another character. Tufnel notes one amp with control knobs that peak at 11 instead of ...

VIDEO: Sacrificial action averts tragedy on icy road

| May 27, 2014

A driver's quick thinking helps mitigate damage on an icy road.

Terry Smith’s focus on safety, health, biz produces balance of disciplined professionalism, vibrant lifestyle

| May 22, 2014

Terry Smith of Miramichi, New Brunswick, has five rules for safety that have helped him to drive 4.75 million accident-free miles in his 42-year career. The fruits of his fifth rule, which impacts more than ...

Is going independent a fading dream?

| May 20, 2014

An Overdrive poll in late 2013 showed half of our readers believe industry changes have made it more difficult to get your operating authority and be profitable.

Forgetting a parking place and other highway goofups

| May 13, 2014

If you've forgotten where your truck is parked, you’ve got something in common with most four-wheelers.

Gender, personality traits and even more odd notions about numbers

| May 06, 2014

Your days are numbered, so to speak. Drivers are bombarded by numerical characters, more so today than ever.

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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