Overdrive Extra

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, ...

A Lone Star special: 2/3 off on new toll road

| March 14, 2013

The Texas DOT is offering you quite a deal – two-thirds off the truck rate on its newest toll road, SH 130, for 12 months. This is the road that got so much publicity last ...

Work Truck Show wrap-up

| March 10, 2013

Rounding up commercial van market, hybrid truck, solar panel, natural gas powertrain and other news from the NTEA show in Indianapolis, which ended March 8.

Driving a lot less, earning a little bit more

| March 07, 2013

Average owner-operators miles have dropped 21 percent over 10 years, according to ATBS. With data showing a concurrent income increase, it's clear operators have seen some improvement over the decade.

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 and writes regularly ...

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Jack Roberts

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