Max Heine

Four ways to erode your profit

| November 13, 2013

Owner-operators need to be alert to these four “profit-killers” so they can avoid being underpaid or incurring unnecessary costs.

Piss’d Off Pete grabs 12 minutes of celebrity and roars on

| November 05, 2013

Since starring in Overdrive's most popular video, Piss'd Off Pete, a converted Peterbilt 351, has been featured on Jay Leno's Garage website and video series.

Road rage trivia, including the worst cities

| October 29, 2013

The road rage infographic, compiled by bestcounselingdegrees.net, is based on a compilation of data, including each city’s accident rates, commuter time and reported road rage incidents.

This is now the hottest cargo theft scam

| October 22, 2013

Experts say bogus pickups will become the dominant type of cargo theft.

Publicity of shutdown attempt says a lot about the evolution of news

| October 15, 2013

The Ride for the Constitution fiasco of last weekend brings to mind the quote often associated with war reporting: "The first casualty when war comes is truth." That’s  California Sen. Hiram W. Johnson, addressing the ...

Old trucking photos and a tale of ‘envy, pride and greed’

| October 08, 2013

The Fruehauf website contains lots of historical photos and company history, some of it quite dramatic.

Video: Ruan driver faced with desperate wreck situation

| October 04, 2013

Trucker Adam Phillips came upon a wrecked car burning under an overpass. He and others tried to free a trapped man, screaming inside the car, but their efforts were frustrated. Hear how he freed him ...

Insurance choices: Pay to play or pay the fine?

| October 01, 2013

For owner-operators in certain situations, Obamacare will solve some health care financing problems. It also creates an unprecedented health care financing problem – fines – for those who want no part of health insurance. Some of ...

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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