Overdrive Extra

Does added hydrogen really boost fuel mileage?

John Baxter | September 27, 2011

Some research shows that hydrogen slightly improves diesel combustion, but the improvement may not be significant enough to warrant all the equipment necessary to separate it and meter it back in.

After 50 years, truly independent

| September 12, 2011

The important thing is that the owner-operator has come into his own as a legitimate self-employed business owner able to deal with such opposition.

Plenty of chrome at Dallas show

| September 07, 2011

There were a record 71 entrants at the Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish in late August. See video of three contestants.

Manufacturing expansion passes two years

| September 01, 2011

Factory activity expanded for the 25th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 27th consecutive month.

2 trucks, 20 new costs

Kevin Rutherford | September 01, 2011

If you really want to be successful, don’t cut corners or try to save money when it comes to drivers. You get what you pay for.

What’s going on with owner-operator pay

| August 23, 2011

Got a hour to spare? That's all it would take to watch and listen to the webinar we did last week with Gordon Klemp on driver compensation. Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute, has spent ...

The harsh realities of excessive debt

| August 10, 2011

Congress has muddled through the debt-ceiling crisis, but it's obvious the problem is not solved. Not only has the nation's debt rating been lowered, but massive deficit spending remains the norm in Washington, D.C. We're ...

3 keys to expansion

Kevin Rutherford | August 05, 2011

Focus on the business model and the day-to-day operations of your trucking company in three major areas.

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