Overdrive Extra

Angry about trucking? Occupy your business

| December 04, 2011

You might have noticed the powers that be are not striving to make your work environment more trouble-free next year. A new, and likely more restrictive, hours of service rule is expected. Carriers are steadily adopting ...

Factory freight finishing strong

| December 01, 2011

Owner-operators with hauls tied closely to factory output should see good demand through year-end, based on today’s report from the Institute for Supply Management.

Fuel and Physics

Kevin Rutherford | December 01, 2011

With all the fuel saving products in the marketplace, how do you know what works?

The year-end tax dance

| November 17, 2011

One benefit of good cash flow management is having leeway in covering costs. The end of the year is a good time to put that flexibility to use to reduce your income tax bill on April 15.

When burned-out lights glare

| November 11, 2011

The top equipment-related violation is lighting, according to a “CSA: One Year Later” panel discussion at the Commercial Carrier Journal Fall Symposium in Phoenix.

Santa’s elves cranking out electronics

| November 01, 2011

Manufacturing continued growing in October, but at a slower pace than September, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

Choosing a business form

Kevin Rutherford | November 01, 2011

There are three main things to consider when you choose a legal form for a business: asset protection, taxation and simplicity.

Landstar report a good sign for owner-operators

| October 25, 2011

If earnings at Landstar System, the nation’s largest owner-operator carrier, are any indication, owner-operators are having a better year than they did in 2010.

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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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