Partners in Business

Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | February 01, 2011

A review of recent interesting or odd parts of trucking, plus industry data, coming events and a truck gallery.

| February 01, 2011

USE RETREADS. Premium tire makers design casings for retread use. Theoretically, undamaged casings can be repeatedly retreaded, although the tire maker’s casing warranty might run out at, for example, 750,000 miles or after three retreadings. ...

| January 25, 2011

PIB TIP: WARRANTY A FACTOR IN TIRES. Most standard new-tire and retread warranties have coverage limited to normal-use defects in workmanship, product and material. Warranties are based on time or wear, not mileage. Some fully ...

| January 18, 2011

PIB TIP: SHOP FOR THE BEST VALUE. Get the most for your money in tires, whether you spend a little or a lot. It’s tempting to shop primarily by sticker price, but cost per mile ...

| January 11, 2011

PIB TIP: SPEC FOR YOUR APPLICATION. Effort put into careful spec’ing will pay off in any of the four main tire applications: long haul, regional, on/off road and urban. The different applications mean different tire ...

| December 29, 2010

PIB TIP: YOUR IFTA ACCOUNT. You must get your own International Fuel Tax Agreement account to do your own fuel tax reporting, whether you do it yourself or through a third party. You do not ...

| December 14, 2010

PIB TIP: GET WITH THE PROGRAM. Owner-operators can save an average of 6 cents per gallon when they are able to participate in major carriers’ discount fuel networks. If your fleet has a fuel-optimizer program, ...

‘Who’s inefficient?’ Four wheels or 18?

| December 10, 2010

So asks New Cumberland, Pa., resident and owner-operator Tom Bowers in a letter to the editor published in the Harrisburg, Pa., Patriot-News, in response to a letter from another area resident heaping the bulk of ...

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.