Overdrive Extra

What good are modern trucks if you don’t utilize the features?

| June 12, 2013

What good are the productivity and safety enhancing systems on modern trucks if you don't use them?

Volvo says run DME

| June 07, 2013

Volvo Trucks North America this week unveiled a "new" alternative fuel for heavy-duty commerical trucks. Here are some technical aspects.

‘Best thing that ever happened’ to former owner-operator team

| June 06, 2013

Many owner-operators succeed as a leased operator. But it’s worthwhile noting what the Carpenters learned about operating under their own authority and expanding beyond one truck.

What has a Chevy rear end, a German engine and gets 60 mpg?

| June 01, 2013

Glenn Russell doesn't inhabit the Pride & Polish section here at the Great West Truck Show in Las Vegas. Still, he's in a custom vehicle world of its own -- a homemade frame supporting and ...

Is Europe the center of truck design today?

| May 31, 2013

The other night on “The Voice,” one of the judges muttered, “I hate this country,” after viewers voted his contestant off the show. He has since issued a statement clarifying that he does not, in ...

The California challenge

| May 27, 2013

Operators of pre-2007 trucks who currently operate in California have some tough choices coming with CARB's truck emissions rules -- here are some ways to think about them to help navigate.

Scientific American weighs in on driving while stoned

| May 23, 2013

A recent Scientific American article says marijuana slows reaction time and impairs distance perception behind the wheel.

Gigantic stop signs for oblivious truckers

| May 20, 2013

Apparently road signs are nothing to be paid attention to in Sydney, Australia. So much so that for semi-trucks down under, the city had to create giant stop signs that appear in a water feature in the middle of the road.

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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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