Jeff Clark

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 when tired.

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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.

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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.

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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 into a bar" and...

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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.

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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.

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The forces at work on detention pay

Operators and industry reps weigh in on the problem of uncompensated detention time at shippers and receivers, and what is being and could be done about it. The problem was No. 3 in Overdrive's 2012 poll of top challenges for owner-operators.

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Hours and EOBRs: Operator challenge No. 2

Using a survey and our social media channels, we quizzed readers about what they saw as the No. 1 problem for owner-operators. Here’s a closer look at challenge No. 2 of the top five, Hours and EOBRs, with partial solutions from owner-operators, fleet representatives and others.

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Join radio discussion of top trucking challenges

On the Truth About Trucking Live radio show Aug. 16, 7 p.m. EDT, join Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills for a talk with hosts Allen and Donna Smith about Dills’ "Owner-operators' top challenges" feature in Overdrive.

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O/O challenges: More solutions to high fuel

Outtakes from interviews conducted as part of research into Todd Dills' "Owner-operators' top challenges" feature in the August 2012 edition of Overdrive magazine.

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