Overdrive Extra

Just one word. Are you listening?

| August 02, 2010

The Institute for Supply Management’s monthly report on factory output lists Plastics (with rubber products) as the fastest growing segment. The news remains strong overall for manufacturing, which had its 12th consecutive month of expansion.

Dollars and Sense

Kevin Rutherford | August 01, 2010

These steps will prepare you well for getting the critical information you need to make a wise decision.

Coming attractions: Show trucks

| July 30, 2010

The biggest venue for Pride & Polish, produced now by Overdrive’s Custom Rigs, is coming in less than a month. It’s the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Aug. 26-28. This show always draws great rigs. ...

Five decades of trucking

| July 26, 2010

Overdrive has a big anniversary next year – its 50th. You can e-mail your reflections about trucking to me at mheine@rrpub.com or send them to Overdrive, P.O. Box 3187, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403.

Ex-Arrow chief loses expensive home

| July 08, 2010

Former Arrow Trucking drivers, as well as those disgusted by the company’s mismanagement, might gain some slight sense of vindication in reading the Tulsa World’s account of the foreclosure on the home of former Arrow ...

Manufacturing still growing, but more slowly

| July 01, 2010

The recovery is still with us, note the factory-watchers at the Institute for Supply Management. The manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 11th consecutive month, though at a less heated pace than in May. ...

Dollars & Sense

Kevin Rutherford | July 01, 2010

Most of us wander through life on autopilot. We end up in our jobs by default. Are you in control of the decisions about your life?

Con-Way gets a nod from marketers

| June 23, 2010

Trucking has probably been more of a follower than a leader when it comes to adapting to the Internet, but a recent feature story in marketing tabloid BtoB shines a nice light on truckload and ...

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