Max Heine

A trucker’s eye view of Alaskan history

| November 04, 2009

More than a few trucking books have arrived at Overdrive’s editorial offices over the years, but the most recent I’ve gotten is one of the best. It’s “Eighteen Wheels North to Alaska,” by Cliff Bishop. ...

Driver rating system coming next year

Jill Dunn and Todd Dills | November 04, 2009

Under CSA 2010, every carrier and driver will have a safety determination.

Chalk it up as a decent quarter

| October 30, 2009

There was a mixed bag of trucking-related economic reports Friday, though the good seems to outweigh the bad. The American Truck Dealers, citing trade press reports, notes that third-quarter earnings reports from fleets show freight volumes ...

| October 22, 2009

Get a fair deal from brokers

| October 16, 2009

Listen to our most recent webinar, in which Overdrive columnist and satellite radio host Kevin Rutherford covers “How to negotiate with brokers.”

How to come out on top with brokers

| October 16, 2009

Kevin Rutherford,

Landstar optimistic in spite of lower earnings

| October 15, 2009

Landstar System Inc., reported its share of lower revenue and income numbers in its third-quarter earnings statement, but the nation’s largest owner-operator carrier also sees a turnaround taking shape. The company earned $20 million from revenue ...

Trucking experts expect very slow rebound

| October 09, 2009

“The economy has bottomed out, but it is going to be slow going in the months ahead.” That was the consensus of speakers at this week’s annual management conference of the American Trucking Associations, in ...

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 or 205-248-1038.

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