podcasts

Riding the spot market boom

Higher than typical volumes on the spot market coupled with tight trucking capacity are improving the rate landscape. Independents: Identify high-demand freight situations and negotiate for top dollar.

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Labor Day podcast: Take a load off with the Trucker Talent Search performances

Whether you're at home or running the highways this fine Labor Day, in the podcast here you can take a tour with Overdrive's Todd Dills through performances by Trucker Talent Search emcee Tony Justice, contestants Brad James and Jennie Simpson, and the ultimate winner, Keith Sampson. The inaugural Trucker Talent Search finale was held on the Red Eye Radio stage outside the main entrance to the Great American Trucking Show floor Friday, Aug. 22, as ...

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Gender, personality traits and even more odd notions about numbers

Your days are numbered, so to speak. Drivers are bombarded by numerical characters, more so today than ever.

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Jason’s Law: Five years after the passing of its namesake

In conversation with Overdrive's Wendy Parker, Hope Rivenburg, marking the fifth anniversary of the death of her husband, for whom the Jason's Law truck parking legislation is named, stresses the need for drivers to continue to press their legislators on areas where truck parking is sorely lacking and/or unsafe.

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Podcast: Behind the new Tony Justice record — more song samples, too

Justice talks through the origins of several tracks on his brand-new "Apple Pie Moonshine" record, with more than a few album excerpts to boot.

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Holiday stress on the road: Common problems and how to handle them

Truckers are not alone in feeling the financial pressure and expectations of the season but are slammed by the extra stressors that come with the job. Here are some unique holiday problems truckers face, along with solutions to help you.

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CARB: Operators’ voices, more on the regs in podcast part 2

This feature podcast follows the Monday, Nov. 25, installment on CARB's 11th-hour flexibility maneuvering. Call 530-408-6423, state your name and location, and give us your view on the state's emissions regs.

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Hours: ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’

In this special-feature Voices podcast, readers weigh in on the bill that would put a moratorium on the restart changes, and other issues surrounding the hours of service. Leave a message at 530-40-VOICE to weigh in yourself.

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Five from Overdrive: Hours of service effects, latest cargo theft scheme, trucking employment

In today's edition of Five from Overdrive, OD News Editor James Jaillet gives news on the the impact of the new hours of service rule, cargo thefts from "fictitious pickups," trucking's monthly employment report and the new app from the Missing Truck Driver network.

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Hours recap: New regs bringing old practice to the fore?; OK tornado intel

More and more under new hours rules, drivers and owner-operators are expecting a turn away from the restart and back to the recap. You? Also: A brief update on OK tornado relief expectations.

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