Overdrive Extra

Video: Volvo VN 670 test drive

| July 13, 2012

Jack Roberts breaks down various aspects of the Volvo VN 670.

CSA’s sloppy accident accounting

| July 12, 2012

FMCSA needs to go further with crash accountability, providing an appeal process and ensuring that it doesn’t penalize innocent truckers.

Are you tough enough for pink?

| July 12, 2012

PDI's "breast cancer truck" is being given away and proceeds are going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Late driver did get a few laps in truck-trailer made just for him

| July 11, 2012

Jimmy Spiech took his personalized truck for 160,000 good miles before his death in 2006.

VID: Police chase ruins a container hauler’s day

| July 11, 2012

Yesterday I suspect had to be the worst day in memory for the container hauler you see in the video below. A police chase of a suspected child molester in Los Angeles began when the suspect ...

UPDATE: Bill Mack not back yet

| July 10, 2012

The day after we published the following look-back through some of the videos we've done with trucking radio legend Bill Mack, SiriusXM ran this July 2 update on the status of Mack's reported return as ...

Official issues warning on E15 fuel

| July 03, 2012

A certain ethanol blend fuel reportedly can damage small engines in things such as generators, chain saws, lawnmowers, boats and motorcycles.

The ‘Time Bandit’ electric cargo-strap roller

| July 03, 2012

Sometime flatbedder and former small fleet owner Johnny White finds inspiration in day-to-day problems -- that might not be the best way, however, to describe the occasion that spurred him on to his latest solution, ...

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. A CDL holder, he ...

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