Overdrive Extra

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., ...

Reality bites: More from Navistar vocational boot camp

| September 27, 2012

The embattled engine and truck maker is rolling up its sleeves to fix what's gone wrong -- watch for the low-cab-forward LoadStar to debut with a natural gas power plant next year, among other developments.

Another tip on the body of Overdrive’s old nemesis

| September 27, 2012

As head of the Teamsters, Jimmy Hoffa was at odds with the independent spirit of owner-operators.

This space for rent

| September 22, 2012

Vehicle personalization is human nature, but why in the world people feel compelled to tell the entire world their preference in eyewear and portable beverage refrigeration systems...

Check out these videos and more

| September 21, 2012

Got a little extra time on your hands at the truck stop and looking for something to watch? Overdrive has a cache of free trucking-related videos covering a wide-range of interests. If you are interested in ...

New independents, be forewarned

| September 20, 2012

If FMCSA finds any deficiency, the new entrant has only 15 days to submit a plan of correction, not up to 60 days, as used to be allowed.

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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