Overdrive Extra

The price of failing to ‘respect’ vehicular power

| December 02, 2013

Reports about the Porsche that Paul Walker was riding in during his fatal weekend accident indicate it is a powerful, "dangerous" car that needs better traction control.

Reg rage

| November 29, 2013

Peeling air-bag warning label = recall of almost 19,000 cars. "Who is the real winner in this whole sorry story? I don’t think it’s the average American."

Where’s the ‘public outcry’ for better roads and bridges?

| November 26, 2013

One primary problem with road and bridge improvements and expansions is that the Highway Trust Fund is going broke.

An old cabover in the country

| November 20, 2013

A friend of mine – a fellow trucking journalist I’m sure some of you know – has been looking for an old cabover tractor to restore for some time now. Not long ago, he reminded ...

These are the most annoying drivers and driving habits

| November 19, 2013

Who are the most annoying drivers? For you, it’s a simple answer: four-wheelers, at least the bad ones. The same question was put to four-wheelers, and their responses were based on relationships. The top three, in ...

Perfecting the pairing: Designing the truck-trailer combo

| November 18, 2013

The second-generation trailer in Kevin Rutherford's Signature Series combo unit will couple to a single-drive-axle tractor and balance weight with payload possibilities, electrical efficiency and more.

Four ways to erode your profit

| November 13, 2013

Owner-operators need to be alert to these four “profit-killers” so they can avoid being underpaid or incurring unnecessary costs.

Pushing the limit on trailer fuel economy

| November 13, 2013

Building my Signature Series trailer -- a custom van by RSI and participating suppliers spec'd for maximum fuel savings.

About Overdrive Extra

Overdrive Extra is a continuing blog on a wide-range of trucking-related topics brought to you by various Overdrive editors.

Overdrive Extra Authors

Jack Roberts

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

James Jaillet

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

Kevin Rutherford

Kevin Rutherford is an accountant, small-fleet owner and the host ...

Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive. A CDL holder, he ...

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