One insurance rep cites a likely 25 percent increase in premiums for independent owner-operators boosting $1 million liability coverage to $2M. More on FMCSA's expected insurance-hike proposal here.
Tenn.-based Big G Express' entry in the driver-appreciation-week festivities: a music-video parody of Taylor Swift's rather goofball "Shake it Off" entry into the dance-music canon, featuring Big G driver Keda White in the starring role -- with arguably better dance skills than Ms. Swift.
The Small Business in Transportation Coalition's petition to Congress for a federal 'business carry' program for interstate drivers had garnered 1,423 signatures as of this morning, and SBTC had drafted text of potential "enabling legislation" and filed it with Congressional representatives.
Florida-based videographer and former truck driver Chris Fiffie has been turning heads over the past year with his vid series of Rolling CB Interviews with owner-operators.
With mainstream media disseminating images of police employing military-style armor and weaponry during rioting in Ferguson, Mo., this summer, a debate over the militarization of local police was revived.
In the wake of Overdrive's second annual 'Most Beautiful' program recognizing female drivers, readers offer criticism of -- and some kudos for -- the effort.
"Here's to a deep and sincere appreciation for all the truckers out there doing it right, every day of the week, every month of the year. Your commitment and sacrifice keep people who don't even think about what you do comfortable and safe. There's a lot to be said for that, and it should be said every day."
Wendy Parker runs down some answers to the question, including this nugget: “Listen to the old-timers in all their trucking BS -- there is always a grain of truth, and you learn something.”
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