Overdrive magazine

What are owner-operators’ top five problems?

Readers, I'm beginning research on a story I'm preparing for Overdrive's June issue on which I need as much owner-operator input as is possible. It's one that will probe the five biggest problems owner-operators face in the industry today, offering practical and forward-looking ideas/examples toward solutions to those problems. My main problem, at this point, is how exactly to determine what the top five problems are? There are many pressures on owner-operator businesses today, from the ...

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J.J. Keller-sponsored musher wins Iditarod

The folks at trucking-industry publisher J.J. Keller & Associates announced this morning the awesome culmination of the company's investment in young competitive musher Dallas Seavey (pictured from the trail), who came out on top in the Iditarod Alaskan sled-dog race finish Tuesday. With the win, Seavey's Keller-sponsored team's performance allowed him to become the youngest musher in history to win the Iditarod. The 40th-annual Iditarod was completed with Seavey's win Tuesday, March 13, at 7:29 p.m. ...

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Overdrive’s Dills wins prestigious award

Overdrive received a Jesse H. Neal Award for its in-depth coverage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

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ATA, TCA challenge hours rule

ATA questioned changes to the restart provision requiring it include two consecutive periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.

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The haps at MATS: Rounding up driver-led efforts

I'll make an attempt, at least. So much is going on at next week's trucking show in Louisville it will be next to impossible to catch it all in this space today, but here are a few of the highlights folks have reached out to me about these last few months: Health walk-and-talk, blood driveAs at the last two year's events, the owner-operators behind the Trucking Solutions Group have organized the third annual MATS Health Awareness Walk, ...

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163 citations given for unsafe driving around trucks

A sheriff’s office near Portland, Ore., made 216 traffic stops and issued 163 citations during a recent two-day exercise on I-5.

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Used Class 8 registrations fall

Used Class 8 registrations during the fourth quarter of 2011 were down 22 percent from a year earlier.

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Mack Granite movie truck set for show

Mack Granite military truck that appeared in the Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie will be at Mack booth.

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Overdrive trucks to NYC today

Overdrive editor Max Heine and I are doing a little air-trucking this afternoon to NYC for the Jesse H. Neal awards banquet put on by American Business Media. My two-part feature on the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is one of three finalists in the Best Series category for 2011. The banquet, scheduled for Friday, will see winners in several categories announced. The CSA stories, which you may recall and ...

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Randy Houser to headline Walcott concert

Country music singer Randy Houser will headline a 7 p.m. concert July 12 for the 33rd Walcott Truckers Jamboree July 12-13, the Iowa 80 Truckstop announced. The event will be at the truck stop, off Interstate 80 at exit 284 in Walcott, Iowa. This year's jamboree will feature more than 200 exhibits, a Super Truck Beauty Contest, antique truck display, cookout, trucker Olympics, carnival games, live music and a fireworks display. Admission to the event and parking ...

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