Overdrive Extra

A “corporate mouthpiece” responds

| March 25, 2011

A few readers have taken me to task for my March editorial. I had argued that the proposed mandate for electronic onboard recorders could eventually put pressure to raise pay.

Transport equipment a big part of factory growth

| March 02, 2011

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

Transform your business

Kevin Rutherford | March 01, 2011

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.

A surprise for DJ Bill Mack

| February 28, 2011

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

Hot trucking sectors draw attention

| February 24, 2011

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

Trucking time travel, only faster

| February 17, 2011

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

Banks find way to win card game

| February 09, 2011

“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.”

Reports confirm strong freight demand

| February 01, 2011

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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