Max Heine

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 ...

Learn about IFTA to watch taxes

| October 08, 2009

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Latest report bodes well for freight

| October 01, 2009

More good news for manufacturing. A month ago, Institute for Supply Management data showed that manufacturing grew in August, for the first time since January 2008. ISM reported today that September gave an encore performance. “While ...

Pulse: Jack, be nimble

| October 01, 2009

You have one great asset, especially if you are a one-truck operator, that most fleets, shippers and dealers lack.

Manufacturing numbers strong for August

| September 01, 2009

Lots of good news for trucking in today’s report from the Institute for Supply Management. Economic activity in manufacturing expanded in August, following 18 consecutive months of contraction, according to the nation's supply executives polled for ...

Small-business lending bounces back

| August 28, 2009

Borrowing money isn’t the best thing for an owner-operator to do in a down economy like this. But if you must – or plan to do so as soon as the recovery becomes more evident ...

Navistar presses fight against SCR

| August 20, 2009

Navistar has ongoing litigation against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company charges the agency is trying to manipulate the record. More text needed?

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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