Max Heine

Arrow Trucking: Lawsuits, blame and good news

Some new developments emerged in recent days with Arrow Trucking, now two months after its Dec. 22 closing. Two items are from the Tulsa World. One details how lawsuits filed individually against executives are moving forward even though bankruptcy proceedings protect the company  from further lawsuits. Several of the civil cases are against Former CEO Doug Pielsticker. In the other, Pielsticker responds to allegations against him “by claiming that his former chief financial officer is primarily responsible ...

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Credit card statements include free cold shower

You might have heard that banks have to play by new rules with their credit card terms and disclosures, starting today. If you’ve never faced the music when it comes to credit card abuse, your chance is about to come. One of the more digestible – and eye-popping – bits of information that now must be disclosed is how long it will take you to pay off your balance if you make only the minimum monthly ...

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Trucker trades Haul Road for farm

“Everywhere you go, people recognize you,” says George Spears, one of the stars of "Ice Road Truckers."

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‘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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