Podcasts – Features

Amazon: The 800-pound gorilla still in need of a few good lumpers

This week's Overdrive Radio podcast edition tells the story of an Amazon load hauled by Gary and Ondena Caraway, whose fine print said 12-48 hours would be required for unload at the Edwardsville, Ill., facility. When that 48 hours turned into a week.... Well, let's just say they were not happy indeed....

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Parking, ELDs, advocacy, self-insurance (‘level the playing field,’ anyone?) and more with Tilden Curl

This edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast features a talk with owner-operator Tilden Curl, who believes removal of the self-insurance option for motor carriers might, "dare I say it, 'level the playing field'," he says, when it comes to the price put on risk in underwriting standards put on carriers of all sizes, with numerous implications...

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MATS preview, live from Nashville: ‘Long Haul Paul’ Marhoefer with Jan, Donnie Gullett

With a new record out from Laughing Hyena records and available at many truck stops around the nation, trucker-songwriter Paul Marhoefer started the MATS week in Nashville, Tenn., where we caught up with him for an impromptu run through several of his tracks at the Fiddler's Inn.

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Podcast special edition: Lay of the land for owner-ops, by the numbers again with ATBS’ Todd Amen

This special edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast features audio from ATBS President Todd Amen's March 20 conference call for owner-operators outlining annual mileage, revenue and income averages from 2017, among other metrics, for segments among its clients -- with a look ahead through this year.

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Double-brokered loads, ELD issues, pausing that 14-hour clock already: Friday podcast round-up

This edition of Overdrive Radio further digs in around the expectation mismatch between brokers and carriers in load negotiations -- plus more views on the potential for hours of service change from readers.

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Managing ridiculous expectations handed down from brokers

A talk with small fleet owner Leander Richmond for this Overdrive Radio podcast reveals some brokers have gone so far as to make it a contract stipulation that the carrier will be required to send proof of delivery within an hour of offload – or lose all claim to payment for that load. Sound outrageous? We thought so, too, but there's more. Take a listen.

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Partners in Business podcast: Managing your money and time

This installment in the podcast series of Overdrive’s Partners in Business, excerpting portions of the manual coproduced with ATBS, covers how to develop and use profit and loss statements, and how to understand your revenue, earnings and costs.

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Mailbag: Split sleeper-berth option high on haulers’ hours wish list

The large majority of reader respondents you’ll hear in this mailbag edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast took the notion of a pause button for the 14-hour rule farther. It’s split rest, or split sleeper berth period flexibility, that most want,

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BigRigTravels.com turns 10: A talk with Stephen Michaels, long-haul proprietor

In this latest edition of Overdrive Radio, Stephen Michaels talks about his informal ambassadorship from the trucking world to the motoring public via his BigRigTravels.com live-feed webcam, which has yielded plenty individual dividends in motorist education and a turn in the perception of trucking.

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Partners in Business podcast: Getting started as an owner-operator

This Overdrive Radio podcast covers the first four chapters from the Partners in Business manual -- from making the transition to self-employment, choosing a financial services partner, creating a strong business plan and establishing your bookkeeping.

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