Overdrive Extra

Renowned tenor proves there’s no such thing as a typical trucker

| January 26, 2013

Opera tenor Carl Tanner's story, which includes a stint as a bounty hunter while driving a truck, will appeal to many people. It’s gritty and real.

The uneasy dance with red light cameras

| January 24, 2013

A new study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says red-light cameras reduce accidents. What's your thought on traffic cams?

Reefer Madness: How will pot legalization affect trucking?

| January 22, 2013

Let’s talk about pot for minute, shall we?

Fiscal cliff deal improves depreciation benefits

| January 17, 2013

Had no fiscal cliff action been taken, the terms would have reverted to limits that would have left little flexibility in using depreciation to manage income taxes.

The story behind a song

| January 16, 2013

It was never a hit like “Tom Sawyer” or “Limelight,” but one of the standout tracks on Rush’s seminal 1981 album Moving Pictures is a song that should be near and dear to any motoring ...

You can be a change agent

| January 14, 2013

"Look around. Our industry needs help – and I want you to help me make it better."

It never hurts to ask

| January 11, 2013

I’m going to give you three quick lessons today. Two of them won’t apply to most of you. One of them pretty much applies to all of us I’ve had horrible skin my whole life. I’ll ...

Rocky Mountain High? Not when it comes to diesel prices

| January 11, 2013

Increased production at refineries and reduced demands makes buying fuel in Rocky Mountain region easier on the wallet.

About Overdrive Extra

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

Overdrive Extra Authors

James Jaillet

James Jaillet is the News Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him ...

Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts is executive editor for CCJ and equipment editor for ...

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