Overdrive Extra

Video aid for CSA tire inspections

| June 07, 2012

Michelin partnered with the Tire Industry Association to produce an in-depth look at tire inspections to help drivers maintain CSA compliance.

Owner-operator on a fuel-economy test run

| June 07, 2012

In May independent Albert Transport owner-operator Henry Albert participated in a test run of the 2014 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution (pictured) to track and compare its fuel-efficiency against an EPA 2010-compliant Cascadia. We reported about the ...

Four tips from a money-making owner-operator

| June 06, 2012

January Owner-Operator of the Month Jenny Simpson details what she's learned about making money in a one-truck operation.

Want a chance to win free breakfast for life?

| June 05, 2012

Denny's restaurants' 50-state-challenge kicks off with proprietary mobile applications for Android and iPhone -- participants get a chance to win free breakfast for life.

Are you a natural gas truck owner-operator?

| June 04, 2012

Overdrive's brand-new June issue features our quarterly section devoted to the severe service niche that's heavy this time around on coverage of natural-gas-powered engine technology, leading with the story of a Chicago ready-mix concrete outfit ...

One Girl Trucking: ‘More courtesy now’

| June 01, 2012

An encounter with a pair of joy-riding, inconsiderate motorcyclists over Memorial Day turned dramatic when truck driver Bethany, blogging at One Girl Trucking, decided enough was enough and confronted the bikers at a red light. Read ...

Understanding Fuel Surcharges

Kevin Rutherford | June 01, 2012

There are no rules covering fuel surcharges. As with freight rates, anything goes.

Concern growing over FMCSA’s listening ability

| May 31, 2012

Steven Bryan of Vigillo says ATA and others don't think FMCSA is listening to their concerns anymore.

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 ...

Kevin Rutherford

Kevin Rutherford is an accountant, small-fleet owner and the host ...

James Jaillet

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

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