Max Heine

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 ...

More owner-operator tax deduction myths to bust

| April 01, 2014

Even if you do nothing more at tax time than bury your accountant with receipts and other papers, it’s good to know the basics on deductions.

Owner-operator tax deductions

| April 01, 2014

As an owner-operator, you are self-employed, so any expense related to operating your business is tax-deductible.

Colorado driver wins Firestone-customized tractor

| March 28, 2014

Brad Peterson of Wellington, Colo., won a 2013 Firestone Edition Class 8 tractor and more Thursday in the Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes at the Mid-America Trucking Show, announced Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. Peterson, who drives for an ...

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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