Todd Dills

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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Fleenor Bros. ‘Ace in the Hole’ ’08 KW

In this video, owner Kyle Cousins runs through the custom overhaul the '08 W900 got in advance of Overdrive's 2016 Tennessee Pride & Polish this month.

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Photos: Owner-operators out in force at Tenn. Pride & Polish

Four Best of Show winners from this event at Fitzgerald Glider Kits sales and service location will join those already qualified for the championships for the final stand in Dallas next month.

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