Learning from a crash course

| October 14, 2010

Such opportunities will increase as the economy struggles to get on its feet, and trucking already is ahead of the curve. It’s easy in the flush of good times to forget lessons so clearly illustrated ...

Rebounding factories slow a bit in September

| October 01, 2010

The recovery is still on, but it’s getting winded. That’s the conclusion of the Institute for Supply Management, which released its monthly manufacturing report today. While ISM’s Purchasing Managers Index “reading of 54.4 percent is still ...

Oct. 8-9: Charlotte Diesel Super Show

| October 01, 2010

Trucking and construction industry personnel and enthusiasts will find plenty to see and do at the inaugural Charlotte Diesel Super Show at the Charlotte Motor Speedway z-Max Dragway in Concord, N.C., Oct. 8-9.

Owner-operator compensation trends

| September 29, 2010

Gordon Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute (formerly SignPost), will speak in November on "The latest trends in owner-operator compensation."   He will share detailed third-quarter pay data just in from over 350 moderate and large ...

Sept. 29 webinar: Load selection for profit

| September 24, 2010

Trucking radio host and Overdrive columnist Kevin Rutherford will discuss how to make wise choices in planning your loads in Overdrive’s next webinar

Old Mack bulldog learns some new tricks

| September 17, 2010

The old Mack bulldog has something to bark about: His website was named one of “10 Great B-to-B Sites” by BtoB (as in business to business), a marketing magazine.

If you got it, a Russian might have trucked it

| September 10, 2010

Driver demand has been slowly swelling all year. It’s likely to get hotter in 2011, even if the economy only crawls forward in fits and starts. By this time next year, I wouldn’t be surprised if ...

Confidence lackluster, but factories humming

| September 01, 2010

Tuesday’s report on consumer confidence was a bit sour, even though the index was up a tad. “Overall, consumers remain apprehensive about the future," said an official with The Conference Board Consumer Research Center, which ...

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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