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Dollars and Sense

Kevin Rutherford | June 01, 2010

I’m amazed by the large number of owner-operators who look only at miles-to-removal when selecting tires.

CSA 2010 – your bittersweet change agent

| May 27, 2010

I’ve yet to speak to anyone in trucking who’s overjoyed about Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010. After all, a much more meticulous safety mindset will be required to avoid getting caught on the radar of this ...

New trucks follow driver demand

| May 21, 2010

We’ve been hearing that driver demand is coming back, so it’s not surprise that carriers are buying trucks for them. PayNet, which tracks lending activity across six industries, “found that the dollar value of new loans ...

A shortage of drivers — and quality

| May 14, 2010

I've been hearing since at least March that many carriers are once again scrounging for drivers. This means a return to business as usual in terms of a driver shortage, only this time it could more ...

‘Flatbed is particularly strong’ and other upbeat news

| May 03, 2010

Lots of good economic reports all around for trucking in the last few days. If you’re not with a carrier who’s keeping you busy, figure out why or look elsewhere. Morgan Stanley’s truckload freight research report “continues ...

Let us now rant over the unfairness of safety technology

| April 23, 2010

You wouldn’t normally equate a person’s economic status with the safety of their vehicle, but a recent study links them. The study, appearing in the April issue of Traffic Injury Prevention, is talking about four-wheelers. ...

You gotta know when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em

| April 13, 2010

Anyone who’s been to an intermodal port or seen the container ships that serve them knows there is no shortage of big colored boxes being stacked like giant Lego walls. They’re also shuffled all over ...

How recorders can protect you

| April 09, 2010

If it seems electronic onboard recorders are becoming much more prevalent, it’s because they are. Thousands of units are in place in major carriers. The recent final rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ...

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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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Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts is executive editor for CCJ and equipment editor for ...

Max Heine

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