Overdrive Extra

Using a shipping container as an office?

| November 26, 2012

Does your company need a cheap, sturdy office? Overdrive sister pub Equipment World's Tom Jackson may have a solution for you — an intermodal-type cargo container.

Driving blindfolded or asleep? Avoid these states

| November 21, 2012

Atlas Van Lines has put together a clever infographic highlighting statistics about distracted driving and safety.

Recycled oil offers nice shade of green

| November 16, 2012

  “Crude is crap,” proclaimed one member of our group Thursday, Nov. 15  as myself and other media participants toured the Safety-Kleen oil re-refinery facility in East Chicago, Ind. No, he is not opposed to crude ...

72 years later, those wheels sing a colorful song

| November 15, 2012

“Singing Wheels" is a treasure of old trucks and truckers, dock and highway scenes, and more, packaged with the hype and patriotism of the early 1940s.

Another trucker finds Joe’s Truck Stop the hard way

| November 09, 2012

If you are a truck driver, Joe’s Truck Stop is a place you want to avoid visiting.

An easy way to stream your favorite talk shows

| November 08, 2012

A free app simplifies the process of finding and playing podcasts. Stitcher, available for iPhone and Android, offers the latest news, politics, sports, business and entertainment.

Truckers’ tool finds zombie niche

| November 02, 2012

Revamped tool aimed at truckers has zombie fans talking.

A forecast revisited: ‘Big-rig truck fleets will be driverless’

| November 01, 2012

One impetus for driverless vehicles is that the vast majority of accidents are due to human error. With today's technology, a robo-vehicle can constantly analyze its surroundings – moving and non-moving objects – and respond appropriately.

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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Jack Roberts

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

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