Blogs

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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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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Have a swagger and a thank-you

Wendy on driver appreciation where it counts: "The industry does a great job talking about their appreciation..., but there's still a huge disconnect between those within the industry and the general public."

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Our thank-you card to drivers

In addition to truck driver appreciation programs at many fleets, there are initiatives from truck stop chains, trade groups and others.

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News flash: Lumpers show driver appreciation at the grocery warehouse

Waiving the lumper fee it's not -- the Universal Lumpers service, at 11 facilities in mostly Western states, is offering coffee, doughnuts and hopefully quick service to drivers this week ...

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Reid Ribble, come on down… You’re the next contestant on ‘Will I Live to See the Other Side of that Bridge?’

Congressional move to increase truck weight on the national highway system to 91,000 lbs. with a sixth axle -- truckers as guinea pigs in safety experiment? ...

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