Overdrive Extra

Snake in the cab! How to get rid of this uninvited hitchhiker

| February 24, 2015

This video, part of the 30-second Trucker Tips series, is taken from the first installment of 10 Worst Case Trucking Scenarios, Volume 2.

The bar goes up on fuel surchargesPodcast

| February 12, 2015

In a podcast, Gordon Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute, discusses fuel surcharges, sign-on bonuses, demand for owner-operators, and compensation trends for flatbedders and independents.

Infographic: 6 ways truckers can stay healthier on the road

| February 05, 2015

It covers the obvious and ubiquitous — eat better, sleep more, quit smoking and exercise — but offers them in a nice visual presentation. Make of it what you will.

6 things you should know about napping

| February 02, 2015

For professional drivers, napping can be a critical tool in fatigue management. When you nap and how long you nap can affect the results.

Why low fuel prices hold key to fixing highway funding

| January 29, 2015

Congress wimped out again last year and injected the Highway Trust Fund with only enough money to make it through May.

Jan. 15: Neglecting this IRS deadline will cost you

| January 12, 2015

When it comes to income tax, the end of each year gets independent contractors thinking about last-minute strategies to reduce income. After that, April 15 looms as the big deadline. So it’s easy to ignore Jan. ...

Why diesel’s sluggish price drop should accelerate  

| January 06, 2015

Now that gasoline has plunged below $2 a gallon in some markets and diesel remains above $3, you might wonder why diesel prices haven’t fallen as fast.

Trucking wins in restart fight, loses on insurance increase

| December 26, 2014

Truck operators no doubt scored a victory this month when Congress voted to suspend the 2013-implemented changes to rules dictating the use of a 34-hour restart. But they lost elsewhere.

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