Max Heine

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.

Hours and recorders: Give safe drivers some freedom

| April 29, 2014

You shouldn’t have to invest in electronic logging technology to continue proving that you're safe.

6 revealing facts about the owner-operator population

| April 22, 2014

The latest Overdrive report, just out, says demand for owner-operator services is high and the balance of leased and independent operators continues to shift.

Author Eric Siegel: Predictive analytics

| April 15, 2014

Predictive modeling should hold a lot of potential for fleets looking to improve safety, says author Eric Siegel, an expert in predictive analytics.   When it comes to concerns over companies in trucking or other industries ...

Smile for the camera, but keep your eyes on the road

| April 15, 2014

Having anyone’s camera inches away from you virtually the entire time you’re doing your job, and knowing that you don’t have control of the on/off switch, has to be unnerving.

E-logging: What’s trackable is going to get tracked

| April 08, 2014

Even if we lived in an alternate universe where hours of service did not exist, fleets eventually would monitor drivers’ locations and hours.

Highway Hero recounts rescue under burning fuel tanker

| April 08, 2014

When he came upon another trucker who had fallen from his truck that was hanging over the side of a freeway overpass, Ivan Vasovic sprang into action. What transpired was “really like Hollywood movies,” Vasovic recalled ...

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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