future

Future’s so bright, I gotta wear lead underwear

"I'm not sure where all these people who are envisioning a rash of child molesters grabbing kids in the bathroom ... are coming from – or what bathrooms they're sending their kids unattended into ..."

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Wired, watched and weeded out: How constant monitoring by fleets, regulators will shape tomorrow’s driving force

In this special series, built on months of reporting by Overdrive editors, an in-depth exploration on the acceleration of driver monitoring systems, biometric health readings, the availability of massive data sets on truckers and how it all gives way to constant monitoring by fleets -- and regulators -- of truckers, their habits and their fitness to operate.

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Change for the better or nails in the coffin: Talking the future with Gary Carlisle

Whether the future landscape of greater risk translates to a boon for the future generations of owner-operators willing to assume the risk themselves as independents, or not, is one of many areas discussed in this podcast conversation with current owner/former operator Gary Carlisle.

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Tomorrow’s Trucker: How a rapidly evolving trucking industry is reinventing the owner-operator

In this special series, built on months of reporting by Overdrive editors, we take a realistic look at what truck operators can expect from their livelihood in the coming decades, including a look at the evolution of the business model, likely regulatory reform, the daily tasks of tomorrow's trucker and shifts in the trucker pay model.

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POLL: Do you see a benefit to Wireless Roadside Inspection?

With technology in the test phase, questions remains as to safety credit/violation policy as well as whether any Wireless Roadside Inspection program would be voluntary or not -- what's your take on potential benefits/drawbacks of any future program today?

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POLL: The future of rates and driver pay models?

Looking out over the next decades, what do you see for mileage, percentage, hourly (or salary) pay models for leased and/or company drivers, and what's the future of rates for independents look like? Choose up to three of these scenarios or suggest your own under this poll.

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Reader: ‘I usually hate concept trucks, but I think I would drive this one’

A concept drawing of an ultra-aerodynamic tractor by Volvo yields surprising commentary from Overdrive readers.

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Saturday round-up: Defining ‘dream girl’; Four-wheeler ed; Christmas already?

Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi says she's a "truck driver in a model's body," Linde North America educates budding four-wheelers on sharing the road, and ... Snap-On hopes it's Christmas -- yes, already.

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