Overdrive Extra

A lease-purchase success story

| January 10, 2013

Meet Andre Jackson, a U.S. Xpress driver on his third lease-purchase truck -- his experience with the plans has been largely positive, he says.

Heavy-duty dream machines

| January 04, 2013

If you’re not already familiar with the Blastolene Brothers, there’s a good chance you’ve seen their work: Jay Leno famously purchased – and occasionally drives – one of their designs, the “Blastolene Special,” an extra-large ...

Signs of the times: Study says digital billboards distracting

| January 04, 2013

The study, conducted by researchers at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, concluded that drivers looked at digital billboards significantly longer than they did at other signs on the same stretch of road,

This tax break survived – and can benefit you

| January 03, 2013

An HSA pays off by cutting your taxes. It allows you to save pretax income into the account, just as many owner-operators do with Individual Retirement Accounts.

Owning a trailer can pay off in more ways than one

| December 27, 2012

Putting the owner-operator in ownership of the trailer drastically reduces maintenance problems, as well as the downtime that comes with them.

Jazzy Jordan is still in race to help truckers

| December 21, 2012

Jazzy Jordan wants to increase awareness about health issues truckers face in her pageant platform.

“Christmas chicken,” a surprise gift and other seasonal tidbits

| December 20, 2012

Should you happen upon a truck stop KFC during these final days of Christmas, you might not realize your good fortune. You would, though, if you were living in Japan.

Is EGR doomed?

| December 18, 2012

I spend a lot of time on airplanes. But sometimes, we get visitors here in our our Tuscaloosa, Ala., headquarters. Such was the case last week when representatives from Chevron Lubricants came calling. The gist of ...

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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Kevin Rutherford

Kevin Rutherford is an accountant, small-fleet owner and the host ...

Jack Roberts

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

Max Heine

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

James Jaillet

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