Overdrive Extra

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.

The adventures of Miss Super Samaritan

| May 18, 2013

When congestion courtesies become traffic and safety nightmares.

Managing the monster known as CSA

| May 11, 2013

There is no quick fix for getting reckless drivers and carriers off the road. But as with most ambitious government initiatives, what’s needed is more simplicity, not less.

The writing on the wall

| May 10, 2013

Hard truths: European trucking technology tends to lead adoption in the states. Dash-mounted video cameras, EOBRs, breathalyzers as required equipment can be expected here.

Rules that ‘decimate’ trucking? Sounds familiar

| May 07, 2013

Rule changes are bringing much uncertainty to a trucking industry far, far from the U.S.

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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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