Overdrive Extra

Overdrive’s Roadmansion: A fancy driver’s oasis in 1967

| July 08, 2014

Some of Overdrive’s oldest readers might recall the Overdrive Roadmansion in Los Angeles. Retired driver Bill Nickel, 74, is one of them. He contacted us recently to see if we had any information on the ...

Changing Gear: A potpourri from Phillips, Pegasus TransTech, Watson & Chalin, Supreme

| July 07, 2014

Earlier this year, Phillips Industries announced a distribution agreement with the Innotec Group that combined Innotec’s BoardFree lighting products with Phillips’ Sta-Dry trailer harnesses. The products available through the arrangement originally were available only to ...

Reading between the lines of Trucker Talent entries

| July 01, 2014

Three finalists will compete at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Aug. 21-23, for the winning spot in the contest, brought to you by Chevron Delo.

Changing Gear: Recapping a busy week of OEM, vendor announcements

| June 30, 2014

Someone must have been in the water last week in Detroit and at other manufacturing points far and wide. The news announcements from some of the nation’s top truck makers and equipment vendors came fast ...

Changing Gear: Truck and engine rewind

| June 23, 2014

This week we’re starting a new series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your ...

Changing Gear: Online updates from Johnson Refrigerated and Mack, plus Kenworth and Peterbilt reminders

| June 16, 2014

With new technologies and changing times comes new, faster and more colorful ways to reach out to others. Companies continually are tweaking their websites and social media outlets to improve the user experience, and Johnson ...

Spec’ing an inverter – and other quickie video tips

| June 09, 2014

Overdrive's 30-second-vid series stems from the notion that "Money flows from knowledge." The more you know about your truck – and the separate systems that all must work together to make a cross-country trip both successful and profitable -- the better off you’re going to be.

Changing Gear: High-tech solutions from TruckersBooks, Continental, TMC

| June 09, 2014

Well, in this ever-changing world in which we live, the latest technology breakthroughs come fast and furious. In the trucking world, the latest hardware and software can help make drivers even more efficient and productive. ...

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 ...

Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts is executive editor for CCJ and equipment editor for ...

James Jaillet

James Jaillet is the News Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him ...

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