Overdrive Extra

Avoiding irregular tire wear

Kevin Rutherford | March 01, 2012

The solution requires multiple steps, but they reduce tire wear issues, increase longevity and save money

Extend drains with bypass filter

Kevin Rutherford | February 01, 2012

The best way to know when engine oil needs to be changed is to take an oil sample, send it to a lab, and let the condition of the oil determine the interval.

2011 closes strong as clothing leads December factory growth

| January 03, 2012

The monthly report on factory activity from the Institute for Supply Management shows a little increase in manufacturing for December.

How to do a fuel-saving test

Kevin Rutherford | January 01, 2012

Though it can be labor-intensive, developing your own testing methods to improve fuel mileage pays off.

Be ready for second year of CSA

| December 22, 2011

CSA's first year might have seemed benign to you, but it’s still warming up. Be prepared for a closer acquaintance in 2012.

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?

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