Owner-Operators

MADSEN: With more value-added services on trucks, driver value declines

| June 23, 2012

If you missed this post to Phil Madsen's Learning Something New Every Day blog, from earlier in the month, give it a gander soon as you can. It's a must-read for the quality of analysis ...

EOBRs, broker bond in limbo as highway bill nears

| June 22, 2012

If passed as drafted, MAP-21 would mandate EOBRs for virtually all interstate carriers and raise brokers' minimum surety requirements to $100,000.

Anne Ferro conferences on issues with owner-operators

| June 22, 2012

Run-down of the Wednesday, June 20, 2012 call hosted by the Trucking Solutions Group with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro on critical industry issues. Find a summation of some of the major points with a link ...

Modest proposal: Ban all motorized transport already!

| June 21, 2012

Buddy Wenners' December 2011 modest proposal for the Department of Transportation to dispense with all the rigmarole and "ban truck driving" -- penned in response to news of the handheld cell ban and otherwise the ...

Like pork rinds? Contest for year’s supply begins 7/1

| June 21, 2012

Starting July 1, you'll have a chance to win a years' supply of pork rinds (and $1,500) from Rudolph Foods by sharing a video filling in the following blank: "Three things I always have in ...

LETTER: Kudos, more maintenance please!

| June 20, 2012

I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I appreciate everyone and everything they do at Overdrive. I can't tell you how much I enjoy getting your magazine in the ...

National Seating sweepstakes: Do you need a new seat?

| June 19, 2012

If so, here's your chance to get one free of charge. Get on over to this website, which is offering owner-operators the chance to win a brand-new premium National Commodore seat (pictured) by sharing a shot ...

Onboard recorder integrates with Google Earth

| June 19, 2012

The PeopleNet company announced two weeks back that it had integrated some of the onboard data-recording capabilities of its EOBR units with Google Earth in order to provide back-office staff a bird's eye, 3-D-type view ...

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