Fitting insurance to the operator — trends in usage-based pricing

| September 27, 2011

If you missed a feature about insurance costs I wrote for the August edition of Overdrive, it contained a brief item relative to how insurance companies determine customer risk -- and as a result of ...

Does added hydrogen really boost fuel mileage?

John Baxter | September 27, 2011

Some research shows that hydrogen slightly improves diesel combustion, but the improvement may not be significant enough to warrant all the equipment necessary to separate it and meter it back in.

Why is a JakeBrake important to you?

| September 26, 2011

Answer the question by November 15 and you may just win a weekend in Las Vegas March 9-12, 2012, around the time of the NASCAR events. JakeBrake makers Jacobs Vehicle Systems, as I wrote in ...

How high am I? AutoHaulerSupply.com has the answer

| September 25, 2011

If you’ve ever asked yourself that question after loading a car hauler or an expensive piece of machinery on an open-deck trailer, Oregon-based Stephen Rowe (pictured: don't try this at home) has a tool to ...

A couple for the kids: Truck, stop! Truck, go!

| September 23, 2011

On children's musician, author and childhood development specialist Jim Gill's most recent CD / DVD, "Music Play for Folks of All Stripes," an interactive tune called "Truck Stop" schools listeners in a fun way on ...

What a mustard seed of faith can do

| September 23, 2011

Religious faith is the subject of two cover stories, the photos for which are in the photo gallery for covers on OverdriveRetro.

Truckers lobbied to support National Pork Rind Day

| September 22, 2011

This wouldn't be the salty snack's first appearance on the Channel 19 blog. For that, we'd have to go back to August 2010, when a driver choked on one and his rig left the roadway ...

Has CSA hit you? And: DeFazio’s cross-border backlash

| September 21, 2011

Today, a novel suggestion from the folks at J.J. Keller, who conducted a webinar yesterday aimed at providing carriers large and small with tools to combat the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability ...

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