Overdrive Extra

Why diesel’s sluggish price drop should accelerate  

Now that gasoline has plunged below $2 a gallon in some markets and diesel remains above $3, you might wonder why diesel prices haven’t fallen as fast.

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Trucking wins in restart fight, loses on insurance increase

Truck operators no doubt scored a victory this month when Congress voted to suspend the 2013-implemented changes to rules dictating the use of a 34-hour restart. But they lost elsewhere.

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Smart year-end tax moves

There’s still time to take advantage of some financial opportunities that could lower your 2014 taxes.

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New tax resource for owner-operators aims to answer common trucking biz questions

The TruckerTax Letter offeres owner-ops information on topics like overlooked deductions, planning for retirement, how to handle audits, what to do if you owe the IRS, basic business structure and more.

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Data shows good earnings, especially for flatbed, independents

Average third quarter net income for ATBS clients was $14,464, a 9.4 percent increase from the same quarter in 2013.

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VIDEO: Driver’s ‘turn to give’ in Wreaths Across America

Vince Strupp is joining dozens of other drivers to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery through the Wreaths Across America program.

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Route 66 Archive stuffed with images past and present

The website has images of thousands of postcards of fuel stations, diners and other attractions from the historic highway.

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Truck video’s evolution to data mining

Truck-mounted video cameras have been around for years, but what’s changed is the emergence of specialists helping fleets to comb through recordings and harvest useful data.

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Video: Truck rams security post, proves they’re effective

If the thought ever crossed your mind to try to knock down a security barrier with your truck, here’s some evidence that may change your mind.

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The problem with ‘Say no to cheap freight’

Trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford talks about rates at Overdrive’s 2014 Partners in Business seminar.

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