Max Heine

‘Ice Road Trucker’ comes home to thaw

When I rode with Alaskan Haul Road driver George Spears in the summer of 2006, he was planning to retire in the next year or so. However, he kept postponing the day. Then he was asked to stay for production of the third season of the History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers" during the 2008-2009 winter. It was the first time the show was done on the Dalton Highway, known as the Haul Road, between Fairbanks and ...

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Sleep apnea: A wakeup call to drivers

Join us for a free webinar on Feb. 11 with sleep apnea expert Dr. Mark Berger. You'll learn how sleep apnea affects your health and how it could impact your CDL.

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Is it recovery yet?

It’s hard some weeks to stack up the economic reports and figure if things are getting better or worse. This week was no exception.

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A confident public and stronger freight

Two bits of news breaking Wednesday offered some encouragement that the economy, and trucking with it, will continue rebounding.

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More bad news about your lifestyle

Trucking’s lifestyle has always gotten a bad rap for its impact on health because of driver inactivity, stress and poor diet, among other things. New studies bring even more bad news, and you don’t want to take this sitting down: Staying seated for prolonged periods, even when combined with regular exercise, could be bad for your health. If there’s any consolation, it’s that professional drivers are hardly the only ones affected. Office workers, students, couch potatoes ...

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CSA 2010 webinar Thursday night

To learn details of the new federal safety program, log in to Overdrive’s Jan. 21 webinar, featuring Certified Fleet Safety Director Mike Rone.

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Early warning signs at Arrow Trucking

One of the lessons to come out of the Arrow Trucking collapse is to recognize warning signs and take appropriate action.

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Clothes, fuel and computers lead factory report

Clothing was one of nine growing sectors that produced the fifth consecutive month of expansion for the nation’s manufacturing sector.

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Mixed results from safety blitz

The results indicated a lower rate of out-of-service violations and citations for drivers and vehicles.

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Index at year’s highest level

The seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7 percent in November.

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