Overdrive Extra

This tasty, healthy treat is easy to make

| July 22, 2014

Here's a simple, cheap way to make your own healthy popcorn. And "healthy" doesn't mean you sacrifice taste, either!

Changing Gear: Truck tech help from Bridgestone, Kenworth of South Louisiana, Webb Wheel, Donaldson, Anderson Flaps

| July 21, 2014

Some of trucking’s top vendors stepped forward last week with lots of helpful services and tips to maximize uptime and keep your big rigs rolling. Here’s a brief sample: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations unveiled its newly ...

Roadmansion photo gallery, background from founder Mike Parkhurst

| July 16, 2014

Overdrive founder Mike Parkhurst converted a Los Angeles home into the Overdrive Roadmansion, a hotel for truckers, in 1967.

Equipment Spotlight: Add a little TLC

| July 14, 2014

Heavy-duty engine coolants and additives perform a tough job in a tough environment, so consistently having quality protection should be a no-brainer. The evolution of diesel engines have led to an abundance of different types ...

Photos: What a Chinese truck stop is like

| July 09, 2014

In a recent trip to Shanghai, China, for Shell Lubricants' annual global media event, we were treated to a visit to a Chinese truck stop outside of town. And as you can guess, it was a good bit different than your average American stop.

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.

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 ...

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