Breaking Free

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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3 keys to expansion

Focus on the business model and the day-to-day operations of your trucking company in three major areas.

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Pocket Tools

Dozens of new smart-phone apps can save you money, time and hassles. Best of all, many are free.

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EOBRs controversy over the national airwaves missing extant/emerging solutions

Wednesday, National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" program ran this piece on the issue of the proposed federal mandate for electronic on-board recorder use for hours-of-service monitoring. If it goes into effect, virtually all interstate haulers will be required to use an EOBR for logs. You can still comment on the proposed EOBR rule, through May 23. In the NPR piece, owner-operator Terry Button is featured (click the photo thumbnail of him here, by Maggie Starbard, for ...

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IFTA amends interest rate

International Fuel Tax Association altered the penalty rate on underpaid taxes to fluctuate with economic changes.

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To toll or not to toll: In PA I-80 controversy’s wake, debate over road privatization re-emerges

When a Devon, Penn., lawyer representing big commercial construction contractors insists that "Nobody's against this," referring to tolling major interstates as a method of funding their upkeep and expansion, I suspect he's not talked to anyone among the nation's long-haul owner-operators and drivers. Opposition to tolling, in my experience, is near universal among the former, particularly, and it's no surprise: the diesel taxes the states and the federal government levy are an ever-present reality in the business of hauling, ...

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Tracking taxes

Keeping up with fuel purchases can help you avoid last-minute IFTA hassles and save money.

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