Polls

Overdrive’s top Christmas songs: Vote for your favorite!

Help us get into the holiday freight-hauling spirit this year by casting your vote for the best Christmas song of all time.

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Poll: Chief attraction of maintaining your own operating authority?

Is it that control over all aspects of the business yields greater cost-saving opportunities, better income (particularly with direct customers), or something else? Tell us what you think here.

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Poll: Have the new hours affected your income?

With the first quarter following the July 1 change in the hours of service rules well over and done, what has been the economic impact for your operation?

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Poll: Do you currently haul U.S. military freight?

This poll looks at what percentage of drivers are moving military freight, whether solo operators on general freight or a team with arms, ammunition and explosives loads. Or not. Weigh in yourself.

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Is Obamacare impacting your 2014 insurance preps?

Owner-operators, are you seeing insurances rates on the new exchanges higher or lower than what you pay now for coverage, or are new requirements causing your current insurer to adjust rates? Weigh in via this poll.

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Have you ever been tested for sleep apnea?

With the topic of potential federal regulation of drivers operating with or at risk of the sleep apnea condition, this poll probes whether the apnea focus of recent years has already affected you.

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POLL: Do you collect detention pay?

Preparing for an Overdrive feature on the subject of detention time and pay, this poll probes the extent to which detention is compensated industrywide.

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POLL: How will you purchase health insurance in 2014?

Will you buy with subsidies on newly implemented health-insurance exchanges, continue in the individual market or via your employer/leasing fleet, pay the penalty/tax, or take another option....?

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How would you fix the problem of excessive loading/unloading delays?

From changes in how drivers are paid to new government regulation of shippers and receivers, the choices are many -- and none particularly easy to implement. Which do you think would do the job best?

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How are CARB rules affecting your business?

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.

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