Overdrive Extra

Are you ready to go independent?

| August 07, 2012

Two upsides to getting your authority are the potential to make more money than a leased-operator and the almost complete freedom with how you run the business.

The short-lived $2 dry van

| August 05, 2012

Dry van rates topped $2 in June — the first time since 2005 — and then toppled.

Pilot Flying J CEO buys NFL team in rival’s backyard

| August 03, 2012

Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Flying J, bought the Cleveland Browns — TA's headquarter city.

Six pounds of soot could be lurking in your oil

| August 02, 2012

EGR-only engines put up to six pounds of soot into oil during a 40,000-mile interval.

Meet the expanded Overdrive

| August 02, 2012

Overdrive now incorporates its sister publication, Truckers News, and Overdrive spinoff Custom Rigs.

Pay to play on the ice roads of Alaska

| July 31, 2012

Alaska company capitalizes on popularity of Ice Road Truckers reality show with tour packages.

Major owner-operator carrier reports record income

| July 27, 2012

That's good news for independent contractors, considering Landstar is the nation's largest owner-operator carrier.

PHOTOS: Cover shoot outtakes with crude haulerImage Gallery

| July 26, 2012

Find a photo gallery of Overdrive's July 2012 cover shoot with crude-hauling owner-operator Jimmy Lessley in Texas -- and more about how the owner-operator got into the oil business.

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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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