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Articles by Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive and writes regularly for the Overdrive Extra blog. A CDL holder, he joined Overdrive in 1998 after more than two decades of newspaper work. You can reach him at mheine@randallreilly.com or 205-248-1038.

Cummins’ ZED Connect ELD platform adding IFTA, diagnostics features

ZED Connect, formed by Cummins to market one of the few non-subscription-fee electronic logging devices, plans to add other data-based services through its ELD, said ...

TCA’s new chairman: Build on improved D.C. inroads

We need to tell the story that the 14-hour clock is just not working,” said incoming TCA Chairman Dan Doran. “We must advocate for increased ...

Analyst warns fleets to expect ‘fire hose’ of ELD violations

Even fleets used to running electronic logging devices should be prepared for a rude awakening Sunday when highway enforcement begins cracking down on ELD compliance, ...

BFGoodrich debuts two severe duty tires

BFGoodrich introduced two all-terrain tires for the severe service market Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. The new BFGoodrich Cross Control S (steer) ...

ELD violations won’t ding carriers’ CSA scores until April, FMCSA announces

A driver found after the mandate’s implementation, Dec. 18, but before April 1, with no ELD or compliant AOBRD (automatic onboard recording device) will be ...
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Partnership aims for 100,000 driver apprenticeships

A new partnership will expand apprenticeship opportunities in the transportation and logistics sectors, with an extra emphasis on military veterans, by helping them enter an ...

Bestpass covers all U.S. toll roads on one device

Bestpass Complete gives customers national toll coverage, with optional weigh station bypass compatibility and comprehensive reporting for all major U.S. toll roads. There will be ...

New driver fatigue monitoring system released at MATS

Seeing Machines' Guardian fatigue management system is being tested at six small and large U.S. fleets, said Chris Sluss, vice president of business development.

PC-11 oil: Benefits will cover extra costs, panelists say

Chevron hosted a PC-11 panel discussion at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. on Thursday, touting the performance benefits of the heavy-duty oil category.

Panel: Shippers interested in carriers’ ELD progress

A panel of shippers this week had a message for carriers who are reluctant to begin integrating electronic logging devices: If you can't demonstrate much ...

CV Outlook: Current innovations driving future evolutions in remote diagnostics, automated vehicles

Tomorrow's trucks will be equipped for wireless remote updating of spec's for specific operating conditions, such as crossing mountains, speakers said at a trucking conference ...

TrailerTail will be industry standard soon, new owner Stemco says

Stemco’s recent acquisition of ATDynamics, which is known for its TrailerTail that streamlines air at the rear of box vans, has led to a major ...

Driver who saved cop from prisoner named Goodyear’s Highway Hero

Clint Blackburn, a Kentucky driver who saved a law enforcement official from an attack by a hostile prisoner, was named the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero ...

Peterbilt announced upgrades to 579 EPIQ, autonomous vehicle work

Peterbilt Motors introduced enhancements to its Model 579 EPIQ that it says can improve fuel efficiency up to 14 percent. The company also announced new ...

Acceptance of dash-mounted cameras growing, vendor says

Most customers are initially resistant to the in-cab cameras because drivers typically resent the intrusion, says SmartDrive's Steve Mitgang. Once the value is fully explained, ...