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Do the hard work to improve the business

| April 08, 2013

There are millions putting in long hours and sacrificing a life for a job, yet few of them truly succeed. They’re working hard – but not doing the truly hard work.

Behind the scenes with Lisa Kelly

| April 05, 2013

A couple weeks ago, as the Mid-America Trucking Show was winding down in Louisville, my friends at Volvo Trucks grabbed me in the media room and asked if I’d be interested in doing an exclusive ...

Don’t miss these trucking tax breaks

| April 04, 2013

Here are some commonly overlooked deductions and best tax practices you should be aware of.

Drive better to save fuel

| April 01, 2013

The biggest bang for the fuel-savings buck is in changing your driving habits.

Carriers watching you, and why that might not be the worst thing

| April 01, 2013

Video monitoring is a trickier subject than it originally appears, especially when truck drivers are exonerated for accidents they would otherwise would be blamed for. However, is the constant presence of video monitoring worth the benefits?

My MATS Mash-up

| March 30, 2013

Another Mid-America Trucking Show is in the books and things are quiet for the moment while the trucking industry catches its collective breath. There’ll be more big news coming soon – I’ll be in Germany ...

Is the owner-operator a dying breed?

| March 29, 2013

A major part of trucking is the owner-operator model, which has survived recessions, regulations, unionization efforts and other forces. It’s not going away.

This truck brand reigns in diecast model market

| March 23, 2013

One of the back aisles staples of the Mid-America Trucking show is the vendors of model trucks. What truck brand wins the hearts of buyers? Over the years, it's Peterbilt. That's according to Larry Black, ...

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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