Blogs

How to see through bad advice on revenue per mile

Adding a stop to a run, even when the rate is good, can be a "dead loser," says Richard DeForest of ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator financial services provider.

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The whips and nae naes

A modest proposal to improve highway safety: "No one should drive more than 11 hours, no one should be allowed to go faster than 64, and anyone caught 'whipping' or 'nae nae-ing' in the lane will be shot on sight...."

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‘Demand detention’ pay: Strong voices on compensation for waits

"Waiting over 6 hours to get loaded and then only getting 5 hours drive time ... Then you lose another day to get your next load, and $50 is not going to cover the lost time."

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Jason’s Law parking survey: Top 10 states in need of more spaces

Ranked here find the states where the dearth of spaces is most pronounced -- and tell us: What three states as a general rule present the biggest parking problems for you?

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Notes on leaving the couch

Wendy and George use the weekend to effect at the Dayton Concours d'Elegance car show: "Without a doubt that no matter where we are, we're never far from trucking."

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Erich McMann dedicates ‘Trucker Country’ track to drivers to cap off the week

Singer-songwriter McMann "just wanted to pay tribute to all the truckers," he says. "I picked 'Trucker Country' as the song because of the lyrics." Listen to it, along with a bevy of other trucking tracks, here.

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E-log enforcement: Will it be ‘one strike, you’re out’? That and more from FTR conference

“It’s a mandatory regulation,” said former FMCSA head Annette Sandberg, meaning enforcers likely will drop a carriers’ safety rating to Unsatisfactory, giving them 60 days to comply with the rule or be shut down, she says.

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Dear cities and states, ‘Finish the mess you’ve made’ already!

Navigating high construction season on the road: "After sustaining what I'm certain is irreversible kidney damage, a deviated septum, and three chipped teeth, I finally gave up on making across alive..."

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Torque It Up – 1850 lb-ft Now Available In ISX15 400-475 HP Ratings

When to take a vacation and other insights from trucking data

Smart owner-operators know they “have to hit it hard” from March through November, said ATBS Vice President Richard DeForest at the Overdrive Partners in Business seminar.

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Mailbag: ‘All about the money’? — Reader views on increasing truck weight

A sizable majority of Overdrive readers (64 percent) see negative primary consequences of any significant rise in interstate truck weight limits. Find a bevy of views in this mailbag podcast.

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