Overdrive Extra

3 owner-operator tax myths to avoid

| March 11, 2014

Here are three of the biggest owner-operator tax myths, taken from Overdrive’s Partners in Business manual.

Changing Gear: Updates from Circle R, Air-Weigh, Road Choice, Meritor, ATDynamics

| March 10, 2014

Sounds like these two companies could make hay at making weight. Circle R Side Dump has made Air-Weigh’s digital QuickLoad Trailer Scale standard on its 37-foot SuperCube high-capacity side dump trailer. The QuickLoad Trailer Scale ...

Sorting through highway funding plans: Several irons in the fire

| March 06, 2014

With Highway Trust Fund bankruptcy and the expiration of the MAP-21 act looming, here's a look at some of the key proposals so far to stabilize highway money and fund the next bill.

Changing Gear: Updates from Exxon Mobil, Daimler, Kenworth, Volvo, Navistar

| March 04, 2014

This union sounds like the beginning of a beautiful friendship. ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants announced that Daimler Trucks has chosen Mobil Delvac-branded heavy-duty diesel engine oils for factory-fill in its Freightliner- and Western Star-branded vehicles. ...

Young singer preaches an offbeat ‘Truck Stop Gospel’

| March 03, 2014

“In ‘Truck Stop Gospel,’ his narration is so astute it's impossible to tell what side he's on — not that it matters,” writes reviewer Kim Ruehl.

Hey, over here! Obama’s fuel efficiency sideshow

| February 26, 2014

There’s much more to be gained regarding fuel use and emissions by improving our crumbling, cramped infrastructure, as Werner Enterprises President Derek Leathers said in response to the Obama announcement.

Changing Gear: Updates from Western Star, Fontaine, Progressive, Beall, Stemco

| February 17, 2014

Western Star announces frame rail-mounted vertical exhaust stack for 4700s, Progressive refreshes its LED packaging and more.

The pros and cons of bringing ‘Moneyball’ to trucking

| February 16, 2014

Have any of the industry’s good intentions (longer retention, improved safety) with predictive analytics had effects that drivers would consider not so good?

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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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