POLL: Why do carriers have difficulty finding new drivers?

| July 29, 2013

Carriers are again talking "driver shortage" in a big way -- what do you think? Why do so many seem to have so much difficulty recruiting new drivers?

POLL: Freight rates: up or down since the end of June?

| July 23, 2013

With seasonal and regulatory changes (hours of service) in play, this poll interrogates rate conditions for owner-operators around the nation.

POLL: Have the new hours regs impacted your revenue?

| July 17, 2013

Almost three weeks into the effective date of most of the new hours of service regulation, Overdrive wants to know -- have you lost loads, miles and/or revenue on account of the overall reduction in ...

POLL: Have you ever driven team?

| July 15, 2013

Team driving among husband-wife and other owner-operators is at least fairly common among Overdrive's readership. How common? That's what we want to know -- help us find out by participating in this poll.

Poll: What issues should the new DOT Secretary make his highest priority?

| July 01, 2013

We asked -- you responded. From the many comments suggesting appropriate efforts for the top transportation officer in the land, we put together this poll on needed action from incoming Secretary Anthony Foxx.

Team drivers: What’s the biggest attraction of team work?

| June 27, 2013

Pay and lifestyle advantages are among various benefits to team operation some drivers have indicated -- what's the chief attraction as you see it?

Owner-operators: How are CARB rules affecting your business?

| June 10, 2013

With 1996-2004 model-year engines current under DPF retrofit or upgrade requirements and 2005-06 engines coming under the fun in January, this poll looks at owner-operators' current California strategy.

Poll: Has your average haul gotten longer or shorter in recent memory?

| June 03, 2013

Have you seen the re-regionalization of van and reefer segments -- shorter length of haul, fewer miles -- or found a long-haul niche in flatbed or other segment that pays? This poll probes declining/rising haul ...

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