Overdrive Extra

Out on der Autobahn

| May 03, 2013

I just got back from a Daimler Trucks press tip trip to Gaggenau, Germany to see the North American unveiling of the new DT12 automated manual truck transmission. It was the first of two Daimler ...

These nine factory sectors are hot

| May 02, 2013

The Institute for Supply Management's April survey shows that economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded last month for the fifth consecutive month.

Knowing if you’re ready to buy

| April 30, 2013

Assessing net worth relative to your age says more than you think about your ability to purchase a truck and succeed as an owner-operator.

Sonic rises to the occasion in serving truckers

| April 25, 2013

The Sonic Drive-In in Valliant, Okla., has built an ordering stall 3 feet higher than normal.

Why be an owner-operator?

| April 23, 2013

The industry has made it way too easy to move from being an employee driver to owning a truck. Far too many drivers give no real thought as to what it means.

Did you bleed for the IRS? Get ready for April 15, 2014

| April 19, 2013

Here are some tips to cut costs and get better organized for your 2013 income taxes.

The Volkswagen puzzle

| April 18, 2013

Why the manufacturer needs a North American truck program -- if only in medium duty -- if they truly want to be the biggest automotive seller worldwide.

Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a robot convoy

| April 11, 2013

Steven Ashley, writing for the BBC, gives a good update on recent testing of self-driving heavy-duty trucks, particularly a test of four trucks on an oval track in Tsukuba, Japan.

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