Overdrive Extra

How trucking is becoming the most attractive job in the country

| February 08, 2013

Trucking offers job security and upward trending pay, which is more than can be said at many other fields in the current economy.

Slight progress on crash accountability – and some maddening examples

| February 07, 2013

An eight-person majority on the subcommittee ultimately showed preference for what they called the fault standard over DOT preventability regarding crash accountability.

A tale of two drivers says a lot about fuel use

| February 07, 2013

Industry tests have shown for years that the difference in fuel economy between the best drivers and the worst can be as much as 30 percent due.

Putting agency heads in trucks makes good sense

| February 01, 2013

It makes sense that if someone is going to regulate the trucking industry, he or she should get real-world experience by spending time riding in a tractor-trailer.

A ‘cuddle café’ and loneliness on the road

| January 31, 2013

The weird idea of men paying women for companionship that doesn’t involve sex reminds me of comments from two of the women we interviewed for Overdrive’s stories on lot lizards in 2002.

Renowned tenor proves there’s no such thing as a typical trucker

| January 26, 2013

Opera tenor Carl Tanner's story, which includes a stint as a bounty hunter while driving a truck, will appeal to many people. It’s gritty and real.

The uneasy dance with red light cameras

| January 24, 2013

A new study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says red-light cameras reduce accidents. What's your thought on traffic cams?

Reefer Madness: How will pot legalization affect trucking?

| January 22, 2013

Let’s talk about pot for minute, shall we?

About Overdrive Extra

Overdrive Extra is a continuing blog on a wide-range of trucking-related topics brought to you by various Overdrive editors.

Overdrive Extra Authors

Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive. A CDL holder, he ...

James Jaillet

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Jack Roberts

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