Overdrive Extra

Made in Spain?

| October 04, 2013

In the wake of the Great Recession, Europe has pulled ahead somewhat of the U.S. in areas like vehicle telematics and integrated drivetrains.

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 ...

The best – and worst – foods to gobble while driving

| September 24, 2013

Let’s hear it for the humble candy bar. A survey from Insure.com finds that it’s the best food to eat while driving. French fries ranked a close second, only one percentage point behind the candy bar. (My ...

Freightliner pushes the technology envelope

| September 20, 2013

Not long ago, hard-boiled Union Men in overalls literally forged American trucks from molten metal. And those trucks, like the men who built them, were tough, uncompromising and rough around the edges. The interiors were ...

Fanciest use yet for repurposed shipping containers

| September 18, 2013

You might have heard of ways that intermodal dry van boxes have been recycled for commercial or residential use. If not, here’s a gallery of 10 photos to give you a quick idea. One of the most ambitious ...

Are glider kits the answer to natural gas impasse?

| September 09, 2013

A lot of fleets are attracted to the idea of natural gas-powered heavy duty trucks. And a lot of fleets turn and walk the other way when they see the sticker prices on brand-new natural ...

A driver’s chance encounter spirals into multi-media coverage

| September 03, 2013

Tim Young wasn't expecting his life to change the day he ran into a woman photographing drivers at an Ontario, Calif., truck stop.

Shooting for 10 mpg and beyond

| September 02, 2013

Detailing the next Kevin Rutherford Signature trucks and trailers utilizing pre-emissions Fitzgerald Glider Kits engine technology among many more features toward max fuel economy.

About Overdrive Extra

Overdrive Extra is a continuing blog on a wide-range of trucking-related topics brought to you by various Overdrive editors.

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Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive. A CDL holder, he ...

Jack Roberts

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