Overdrive Extra

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.

Idle-reduction strategy

Kevin Rutherford | January 03, 2011

Understand your habits before choosing the tool to power your downtime.

New aid for sleep apnea?

| December 28, 2010

Sleep researchers are testing a new approach to controlling sleep apnea. It involves an implant that would keep the tongue from relaxing so much that it blocks air passages. Inspire Medical Systems plans to test 100 ...

Ghosts of violations past

| December 07, 2010

For owner-operator purposes, CSA 2010 started three years ago. That’s how far back your violations are taken into account.

Electronics makers cranking out freight

| December 01, 2010

ISM says production of computers and other electronics led the way for manufacturing, which continued its rebound in November.

Dollars and Sense

Kevin Rutherford | December 01, 2010

Here is a step-by step approach to guide you through the process of buying a used truck and help you make smart decisions.

About Overdrive Extra

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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James Jaillet

James Jaillet is the News Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him ...

Jack Roberts

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