Overdrive Extra

How one dealer eases the pain of repair anxiety

| December 13, 2012

Jacob Williford fills a newly created job slot as service communicator, a liaison between all parties interested the progress of every single repair job.

Meritor demos SMARTandem, expects growth in 6×2 axles

| December 07, 2012

Meritor anticipates the demand for 6x2 packages will increase about 15 percent in the next five years.

November factory report confirms weak second half

| December 06, 2012

If it seems like manufacturing-related freight has slowed in the second half, that’s because it has. At least the November survey of executives by the Institute for Supply Management supports that.

Diesel and natural gas — don’t let fear cripple your business

| December 04, 2012

If the time comes, will you choose diesel or your business?

Lindsay Lawler to sing at lighting of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

| November 29, 2012

Lindsay Lawler, spokesperson for TCA's Highway Angel program, will perform her latest single, “Standing Tall,” the official song of the 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

Fun with numbers: Cutting fuel use by 30%

| November 29, 2012

It’s often interesting, if not downright amusing, to see what gets published about trucking from those outside the industry. Midwest Energy News covered a report released by the Carbon War Room this week about fuel-saving technology. ...

Plan compliance duties before going independent

| November 27, 2012

It’s easy to look at a load board and dream about getting those rates posted and not sharing them with your carrier. It’s another matter entirely to end up making less than you do now because of all of the additional costs.

Technology creep

| November 26, 2012

To a large extent, both CCJ and Overdrive magazines focus on technology. CCJ, in particular, started out as a technology/business magazine way back in 1911 with the premise of telling people how the could use ...

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

Max Heine

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

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Jack Roberts

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