Overdrive Extra

The adventures of Miss Super Samaritan

| May 18, 2013

When congestion courtesies become traffic and safety nightmares.

Managing the monster known as CSA

| May 11, 2013

There is no quick fix for getting reckless drivers and carriers off the road. But as with most ambitious government initiatives, what’s needed is more simplicity, not less.

The writing on the wall

| May 10, 2013

Hard truths: European trucking technology tends to lead adoption in the states. Dash-mounted video cameras, EOBRs, breathalyzers as required equipment can be expected here.

Rules that ‘decimate’ trucking? Sounds familiar

| May 07, 2013

Rule changes are bringing much uncertainty to a trucking industry far, far from the U.S.

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.

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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Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive and writes regularly ...

Jack Roberts

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