compliance reviews

CSA’s Fallout: Trapped in a CSA nightmare

| July 07, 2014

Part 1 of this story of how one small fleet operator got stuck in "safety jail" as a Conditional safety rating, a high BASIC score in hours and violations compounded and business vanished.

Analyst: E-logs drove 2013 carrier bankruptcy spike

| June 27, 2014

2013 didn't follow the typical seasonality of trucking bankruptcies. When analyst Donald Broughton researched the situations of newly bankrupt carriers, a pattern of FMCSA audit, implementation of e-logs and business failure was found.

How to prepare for a safety audit

| August 23, 2013

Safety consultant Leon Feazell detailed audit prep procedures and processes with recommendations for small carriers at the Great American Trucking Show.

Crashes and interventions: Crackdown!

| May 10, 2013

FMCSA is putting extra muscle into shutting down truck and bus fleets. Often lacking robust back-office resources to deal with interventions, small carriers can be considered most vulnerable.

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

| May 02, 2013

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.

Breaking Free

Todd Dills | September 01, 2011

From fighting for enhanced freedom to haul in its early days to stressing smart business practices later, Overdrive has championed the owner-operator’s concerns.

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