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Housing starts hit high point in June

| July 18, 2012

Housing starts rose almost 7 percent last month, said the U.S. Commerce Department.

Getting a loan and avoiding outrageous interest rates

| July 17, 2012

A few tips for getting the best terms you can for a truck loan.

Paccar MX tough-tested with Louisville aggregate hauler

| July 16, 2012

Keith Redden’s retirement dream was to start a trucking firm. “I said if I owned six trucks, I could make a living,” he says. After a start in 2003 with three used Kenworths from a ...

Flare, area light, flashlight combo for sticky roadside situations

| July 14, 2012

LightModule introduced its three-in-one roadside flare in June.

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.

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 ...

Jack Roberts

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