Overdrive Extra

Transport equipment a big part of factory growth

In ISM indices that measure growth in manufacturing and manufacturing employment, “transportation equipment” was the third fastest growing segment in February.

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Transform your business

It’s time to take your business to the next level. Time to create the business you really want. Time not to settle for anything less.

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A surprise for DJ Bill Mack

Trucking DJ Bill Mack wasn't quite prepared for a prank some truckers pulled on him at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

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Hot trucking sectors draw attention

Two big parts of the trucking industry are bouncing back very strong and getting the attention of financial media outside of trucking.

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Trucking time travel, only faster

We’ve changed the Overdrive 50th anniversary site, OverdriveRetro.com, so that the home page loads much faster.

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Banks find way to win card game

“Interest rates are now hovering near record highs, at an average rate of 14.72%,” reports CNNMoney.com, which explores this topic in more detail. “And if your credit is bad enough, you could even end up with a rate as high as 59.9% APR.”

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Reports confirm strong freight demand

Three positive reports came in today about the state of trucking (or the economy) at the end of last year. These agree with recent earnings statements from publicly traded truckload carriers, most of which made strong profits in the fourth quarter.

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Why early tax prep is best

There are many advantages to getting your income tax return completed as soon as possible.

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Housing still lags rest of the economy

The Census Bureau reported this week that new housing starts declined in December by 4.3 percent, notes the weekly economic recap from the American Trucking Associations. 2010 was the second worst year on record for housing starts, bested only by 2009, when the credit and housing collapse was at its worst.

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Trucking resumes growth as 2010 fades

Freight improved in November and then surged in December – enough to offset the decline in August through October.

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