Overdrive Extra

Flatbedders, be ready: Housing starts spike

| October 17, 2012

The number of houses that began construction in September jumped a whopping 15 percent from August to its highest numbers since 2008 and up 34 percent over last September.

You can help stop child trafficking

| October 12, 2012

The average age for human trafficking victims is 12 years old. The life expectancy of a child after being forced into prostitution is less than 10 years.

Accident took Mack engineer, but his legacy lives on

| October 11, 2012

Hood ornaments of many sorts have become popular with owner-operators in recent years, but it’s still hard to beat one of the originals. It’s the Mack Bulldog, which turns 80 years old today. For you ...

Hebe leaves his mark on an industry he loved

| October 08, 2012

All controversy aside, there are a lot of guys who love Jim Hebe. They see a reflection of themselves in his swagger, his can-do, never-say-die philosophy and his unquestioned passion for both trucks and the trucking industry.

US Bank debuts OTR MasterCard

| October 06, 2012

US Bank is introducing a new Over-The-Road credit card that is optimized for fleet management across the country. Kurt Adams, president of corporate payment system for US Bank and Max Fuller, CEO and Chairman of US ...

At 13.4 mpg, the future of aero trucking?

| October 03, 2012

Those who attended the Mid-America Trucking Show this year got a glimpse of aero's possible future if they stopped by the Airflow Truck Co. exhibit.

More from the recycled oil-only million-mile engines

| October 01, 2012

Video and more information on EcoPower recycled engine oil's million-mile breakdown.

Remembering Lawn Chair Larry

| September 29, 2012

You have to love the heart and spirit of true free-thinkers. Instead of “I can’t,” they are the ones who always consider the “why not?” That was the mindset of Larry Walters, a North Hollywood, Calif., ...

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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