Polls

POLL: Have the new hours regs impacted your revenue?

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 weekly possible on-duty hours with restart restrictions/30-min. required breaks? Or not?

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POLL: Have you ever driven team?

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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 length over the last five years.

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Poll: How long is your average haul?

Do you run short or run long? What are the advantages of one over the other, or vice versa? Tell us in the comments under this poll probing owner-operators' operational differences.

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What have you done to prepare for the new hours rule?

This poll looks at the ways carriers and drivers have been preparing for the July 1 enforcement/compliance date for FMCSA's latest hours of service changes.

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What part of the new hours rule will most affect you?

The enforcement date for the new hours of service rules is July 1, 2013. Will the new mandated breaks, restart restrictions, and on-duty definitions have a significant impact on your business?

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Poll: What is the most safety-enhancing enforcement strategy?

As industry conversation heats up around the appropriate national enforcement strategy, this poll probes owner-operators' views on the most safety-positive efforts on the highways.

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