Podcasts

Brad James: Trucker Talent Search finalist

Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley interviews driver Brad James about his musical background and interests. James is a finalist in the 2014 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search, sponsored by Delo. The competition was to conclude Aug. 22 in Dallas at the Great American Trucking Show.  

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Podcast: Trucker Talent Search emcee Tony Justice

Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley interviewed Justice recently about the Trucker Talent Search program at GATS, as well as his recent efforts with his own music. Justice will host and perform as part of the GATS event.

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Carriers’ crystal ball: Fleets using driver performance data more than ever

Fleets have long used performance data in driver scorecards to help identify and address problems. Now, with the help of companies that specialize in predictive analytics, fleets are trying to head problems off before they happen.

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Podcast: Off to the races!

With the date getting closer (late June) for Mike Ryan's annual Pike's Peak hill climb in his modified Cascadia, revisit with him and Chumpcar's John Condren talking details about the 2015 debut of the ChampTruck race series, aiming to bring Class 8 racing to the states.

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Podcast: Due diligence on the drug testing consortium

Any problem with drug or alcohol use by drivers among carriers large and small can ensure that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be "watching you for a long time," says regulatory consultant.

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Podcast: STAA driver-whistleblower protections explained

With the proposed anti-driver-coercion rule from the FMCSA now in a public comment period, the added legal protections it would bring for those blowing the whistle on unscrupulous motor carriers brought to mind the sometimes overlooked protections that already exist in the STAA.

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CSA’s golden triangle more like a ‘scarlet letter’

Audio from Panther's Irwin Shires and Transplace's Tom Sanderson at the CSA Subcommittee meeting shows difficulties of carriers dealing with the mark of the CSA program.

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Author Eric Siegel: Predictive analytics

Predictive modeling should hold a lot of potential for fleets looking to improve safety, says author Eric Siegel, an expert in predictive analytics.   When it comes to concerns over companies in trucking or other industries using data to gauge loyalty or predict performance, “There are places where the world is not comfortable with that yet,” he says. In this seven-minute podcast, Siegel talks about predictive analytics with Overdrive Editorial Director Max Heine.  

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Audio: Rich Wilson at MCSAC — ‘We need to hear more from drivers’

Though any FLSA reform wouldn't apply directly to owner-operators, some have made the argument that improved pay conditions for company drivers and corresponding rate-dynamics changes would filter positively throughout the industry.

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Public ignorant to costs added to goods by trucking regulations: Part 3 of OD spot on Road Dog

Overdrive Executive Editor Jack Roberts said in a radio appearance the public doesn't realize the burden it bears in paying for goods with prices elevated by regulations placed on the trucking industry. Listen to the segment here.

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