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Don’t lick me, bro

Apocryphal -- maybe -- tale of face-licking as a form of gratitude yields an obsession: "I think I might have a mild complex regarding stranger licking now."

Group of OOIDA members, drivers issue letter to DOT in support of Anne Ferro

Citing regulatory efforts on detention pay and other compensation reform, CSA and other programs as beneficial, one group of OOIDA members comes out in support of FMCSA chief.

Restart watch: Whoopi doesn’t get it either

"Attention mainstream media: There are a lot of people out here who think the changes that have been proposed in draft legislation may actually, on the contrary, 'strengthen safety rules,'" ...

The scrum over mandatory detention pay

Following the Obama administration's nod to the notion of mandatory detention pay in its draft highway bill, debate has intensified over whether the federal government ought to be involved in ...

‘Car mentality’ pervading too many pretrips?

"Open the hood," driver, owner-operator Jeff Clark urges those who take to trucking with the "car mentality."

Round-up: MATS haps, and a cattle hauler on his long career

Recently-retired bull wagon hauler Laurin Dreher reflects on a long career, while owner-operator Jeff Clark talks while he walks and more plans for MATS solidify...

Team Run Smart

Team Run Smart is Freightliner’s home for results of real-world test runs of some of their newest over-the road Class 8 models. This website also hosts regular blogs of several ...

The reality of ‘passing costs to customers’

The challenge to the shipper and carrier, whether it’s a solo operation or Walmart or Schneider National, is not to wait for the turbulence of changing costs and then respond, ...

‘Haul it for free?’: Readers sound off on recent hours study

Wisecracks and ideas on rates following the recent UT Global Supply Chain Institute's study on the new hours of service's economic impact, which noted companies along the supply chain should ...

More on the HHG miles problem (and kettlebell workouts)

Says owner-operator Jeff Clark: If market forces do not force a sunset on carrier use of the HHG miles system for pay, "we should start demanding it from FMCSA and ...

Hours of service option: Earning flexibility

Gold Card status would bring freedom from hours of service regs on the assumption that this is an experienced, safe, mature driver who knows to drive when rested and rest ...

Driver dispatches to DOT: New priorities for a new secretary

What should the new DOT Secretary focus make a priority as he takes office? We asked, and drivers responded.

Rocky restart for hours rules

The new hours of service rules began being enforced this week, despite resistance and pleas of concern over cost and productivity from drivers and the industry at large.

Driver shortage: An economist and a recruiter ’round the bar

Owner-operator Jeff Clark, blogging as part of Freightliner's new Team Run Smart initiative, breaks down the driver shortage issue in a crafty way: "An economist and a driver recruiter walk ...

When pigs fly

Truckers sign up to run Flying Pig Marathon.

Hot Button: Truckers’ choice for President

Sixty-six percent of Overdrive readers participating in our 2012 presidential election poll favored Mitt Romney as their candidate of choice.

Challenge No. 1: Adapting to change

Among the many challenges owner-operators face, perhaps the biggest is choosing exactly how to adapt to industry change to remain competitive and profitabile.

More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion ...

Owner-operator challenges, No. 5: High equipment costs

Rates aren’t exactly keeping up with the level of cost increase for equipment, a trend owner-operators have felt hard in the last several years.

Rates and pay: Owner-operator challenge No. 4

Based on a survey and Overdrive social media channels, owner-operator challenge No. 4 is low freight rates. Here find partial solutions from owner-operators, fleet representatives and others.