Max Heine

Infrastructure fixes running out of gas

We can’t expect tomorrow’s dwindling fossil-fuel-powered vehicles to adequately fund already under-funded highways while the e-powered elite rides free.

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Hot economy pushes flatbedders’ income way above their peers

ATBS averages for independents and dry van haulers in 2017 were close to $60,000, but reefer haulers averaged only $49,267.

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Truckers, tell us your Valentine’s story of happiness or heartbreak

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Overdrive would like to share your stories about finding or losing love, or the creative ways you’ve kept it alive.

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Partners in Business podcast: Getting started as an owner-operator

This Overdrive Radio podcast covers the first four chapters from the Partners in Business manual -- from making the transition to self-employment, choosing a financial services partner, creating a strong business plan and establishing your bookkeeping.

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Customize your on-the-road music experience

This brief video highlights the features and costs of five leading music apps.

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‘Highway Justice’ pair tangles with dark side in trafficking tale

A serialized graphic short story, “Highway Justice,” tells the tale of the fictional Jake Brakefield, a trucker with a checkered background who gets caught up in a dangerous FBI operation to bust a human trafficking ring. The 10-part story will appear on Overdrive on Mondays and Thursdays for five weeks.

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Skip that DVD rack and stream what you want

Though the many movie and TV-streaming apps now available offer a solution, only three in 10 Overdrive readers say they subscribe to a streaming movie/TV service. This video covers five apps for streaming commercial productions on phone, tablet or laptop.

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How to graze in greener pastures

There’s a lot more to running an owner-operator business than chasing the next sweet bonus or an extra penny per mile. With downtime and other matters, the total cost to change carriers can run into thousands of dollars. Don’t let a rash decision force you to repeat the process too soon.

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Video: What to expect as ELD mandate takes effect

The rough road to the electronic logging device mandate is close to an end, though it may get more bumpy from here. 

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Behind the scenes at the Tesla Semi reveal

In this edition of Overdrive Radio, a rebroadcast of Equipment Editor Jason Cannon's talk with K.C. Phillips on the “Road Dog Live” Sirius XM program, discussing the Tesla Semi electric truck's big recent reveal in California.

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