Max Heine

Werner did it. You can, too.

| January 24, 2009

Werner Enterprises brought in 7 percent less money during the fourth quarter, when the economy was spiraling down the toilet, yet its net income went up 20 percent from a year ago. It accomplished this ...

Watch how fast fuel prices don’t change

| January 22, 2009

The economy might be bumpier than I-10 in Louisiana, but according to the feds, diesel fuel prices are in for a long, stable ride.   “The EIA expects diesel prices to average $2.27 per gallon for ...

Freight’s swan dive

| January 20, 2009

December data is in from Cass Information Systems, and it looks like the year ended on a grand whimper.      After a modest pick-up during the first half of 2008, freight expenditures and shipments dropped in ...

Take that job and love it

| January 12, 2009

Last year saw 3,065 carriers of at least five trucks go out of business, according to Avondale Partners, a financial group that does a widely reported count of fleet closures. That’s 766 per quarter.             So ...

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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