Overdrive Extra

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.

Why early tax prep is best

Kevin Rutherford | February 01, 2011

There are many advantages to getting your income tax return completed as soon as possible.

Housing still lags rest of the economy

| January 21, 2011

The Census Bureau reported this week that new housing starts declined in December by 4.3 percent, notes the weekly economic recap from the American Trucking Associations. 2010 was the second worst year on record for housing starts, bested only by 2009, when the credit and housing collapse was at its worst.

Trucking resumes growth as 2010 fades

| January 12, 2011

Freight improved in November and then surged in December – enough to offset the decline in August through October.

Going for the gold in 2011

| January 05, 2011

We began celebrating Overdrive’s 50th year of publishing in October, when that milestone year began. Now, starting the calendar year of that golden anniversary, we’re introducing some improvements in the magazine.

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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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