Todd Dills

Ryder’s ChoiceLease flexible leasing options

While full-service leasing has been a mainstay among small private fleets, it's growing as an option explored by owners of for-hire fleets large and small, Ryder says. ChoiceLease allows truckers to structure lease deals in three different ways.

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Australian singer-songwriter Jayne Denham: ‘Addicted to the Diesel’

Country artist Jayne Denham -- with several trucking-country No. 1s in her native Australia -- will make her U.S. live debut at the Great American Trucking Show next month with Red Eye Radio.

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Mailbag: ‘Major trucking issue’ — detention at shippers/receivers and its income, safety impact

How big is the problem of detention at shippers and receivers for American truckers? For readers of Overdrive, it's a "major issue," in the words of more than one you'll hear in this "mailbag" edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast.

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Paul Marhoefer’s ‘Old Black Epiphone’ available in preorder

The CD is currently under a pre-order in effort to assist in raising the funds necessary to bring the project to full fruition -- 10 percent of every pre-order, Marhoefer says, will go to the Truckers Final Mile charity org.

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Channel 19 tip line: Super sleepers in Penn., electrified tiny highway coming across the pond

Following the "world's first ehighway," a 1.25-mile stretch in Sweden, coming to fruition, watch for the second in 2017 in CA -- and: owner-operator Joe Bielucki offers tip on a custom classic 1983 359 appearing in Penn. this weekend.

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Dog days of freight, rates setting in?

"Bad news, good news," says DAT's Ken Harper, looking at the spot market picture within the last week -- less freight, suggesting the typically "Summertime Blues" this time of year may finally be settling in.

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Mailbag: A primary tool in warding off post-crash litigation threats

"You’ve got to keep an eye out for every little detail and pass it on. If you’ve got a good insurance company, they’ll fight it for you.” As in crashes, as in other cases, says owner-operator Wayne VanHooser. “You’d be surprised how many times you can win when you do that.”

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‘Here to stay’: Turner Transport’s 2015 Pete 389

A video run through owner-operator Eric Turner's Turner Transport seven-truck fleet and its new flagship, the Best of Show (Working Combo)-winning 2015 Peterbilt 389 glider and 2016 Wally Mo car hauler.

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Election 2016 still ‘Trumped’ for truckers

Three out of four Overdrive readers report supporting Republican Donald Trump for President. That's a considerably higher percentage than was supporting the Republicans' 2012 candidate, Mitt Romney, at around this time that year.

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Serious excess-detention issue lost on many brokers, survey says

A new survey conducted by DAT shows something of a disconnect between carrier/broker views on detention. While detention is one of the top 5 business issues for 8 in 10 carriers, only 20 percent of brokers agreed that detention was that significant for them.

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