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There's a 'truck-a-thon' in the offing, driver
Starting tomorrow, the Trucks With Room to Spare group is hosting its Miles That Matter Truck-a-Thon, aimed at giving a way for working haulers to help raise funds for the groups' mission to marshal unused cargo capacity to deliver disaster relief.
May 27, 2021
Where are the empty shelves? Keep those rate increases coming, shippers
Renewed mainstream dialogue over the specter of a "driver shortage" shows some move toward realism, yet more often continues to ignore basic fundamentals. At the same time, in the push to recruit post-COVID, willingness to hold a grudge counts ...
May 26, 2021
The trucking spirit within 'Cumberland Bones,' the new record from Stephen Flatt
In this edition of Overdrive Radio, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Stephen Flatt details how his logistics work in and around trucking dovetailed with some of the tracks on his new album. Get a taste of it and roll down the road with him here.
May 21, 2021
The proud trucking legacy of the Bixlers, Updegraves in Pennsylvania
How's an estimated 1,500 years' worth of cumulative trucking experience for one family over the course of just a few generations? Meet another trucking family here with a proud legacy, via longtime owner-operator Steve Bixler and kin.
May 20, 2021
How does your drug testing consortium notify you of upcoming randoms?
However they do it, this owner-op's story holds lessons -- make sure it will be the most quick method of communication to get your response. Worst case, you might find yourself in violation for refusing a test absent your reply.
May 18, 2021
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'What extortion looks like': Owner-operator Glenn Keller v. Parking Pirates, round 2
Keller, following a booting/attempted tow incident while he was sitting idling in the driver's seat last month, is on a mission to raise awareness to predatory practices targeting truckers. Hear his 911 call and his own analysis in today's podcast.
May 14, 2021
Wynonna Judd, St. Christopher changing the temperature around trucking this weekend with 'Highway to Hope'
The St. Christopher Fund keeps on truckin' with the virtual concert this weekend – catch their hour-long preview talk with Radio Nemo and headliner Judd here. Efforts put one foot in front of the other, building on the organization's long-held mission.
May 13, 2021
Generations of owners' family legacy in Overdrive
How a trucking culture was built and maintained through the years with family, past and present. Meet Eddie Karwaski of Pennsylvania, Carl Nyhof of Wisconsin, Carl Rhodes of West Virginia, and others who learned from family, hereditary or not.
May 10, 2021
Rising oil prices -- for this dry bulk hauler, there's far less fear than opportunity
Oil services fleet Sisu Energy owns no trucks or trailers itself, nor do dispatch personnel at the company. Owner-ops leased there take that to heart as evidence the company’s sticking to its mission to be a platform where owner-operators can thrive.
May 5, 2021
With Roadcheck under way, here's a refresher on the OOS violations for lights, hours
If you could carry just one replacement bulb on the truck, which would most likely save you from being put out of service? It's not a headlamp, notes compliance whiz Andy Blair, who offers this refresher on the OOS conditions for lights, hours.
May 4, 2021
Roadcheck inspections: To avoid or not to avoid, or both?
Updated results show more than a fourth of readers planning to sit this one out, yet intentions are not the same as actual action, as past Roadchecks indicate. Find data here on likely May 4-6 inspection hotspots, perspectives on enforcement and more.
April 8, 2021
Remembering the inaugural Pennsylvania Make-a-Wish Mother's Day convoy
A special edition of Overdrive Radio looks way back into history to the first Make-A-Wish convoy to set off from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with former trucker George Ruelens, hauling for Ned Bard & Son at the time. This year's convoy sets off May 9.
May 24, 2019
CSA's Achilles' Heel: Exposed carrier data
In this Overdrive Radio podcast, views on unintended consequences that continue to be big problems for carriers. The entire trucking, enforcement and regulator community should do a lot better, two panelists contend, working together to solve issues.
April 23, 2021
Elusive blinker fluid located, 'dream hotshot' of a 1956 Chevy, and a small fleet owner memorialized
Singer-songwriter and custom performance mechanic Jason Lee Wilson's nothing if not alert to otherwise hidden possibilities when it comes to humor – and real meaning. Herein, three remarkable parts of what he's been up to this past year.
April 20, 2021
How to build a small fleet that's a destination for the best
Hear what brought this owner in less than ten years from hauling chicken litter with an old daycab to a 20-truck, 40-reefer-trailer fleet, two of whose operators were No. 1 and 2 in their state's driver of the year awards for 2021.
April 16, 2021
An emissions-systems cautionary tale for new truck-tech development
Trucker Joel Morrow offered high-ranking SuperTruck 3 stakeholders a cautionary tale of real-world consequences when new technology isn't adequately validated.
April 15, 2021
'I didn't know you were TikTok-famous'
CNN profiles Clarissa Rankin, Tierra Allen, & Candace Rivers, among a rising tide of 'TikTok influencers' among female truckers utilizing the platform. Are you sharing there? And: One of our own contributors is, with another recipe in miniature.
April 12, 2021
What's at stake for truck parking advocates, states in federal funding
If this Q&A with Florida DOT is any indication, dedicated federal parking funding probably couldn't come at a better time, should HR 2187 make it this Congress, or not – FDOT's effectively used Jason's Law to build a foundation for new capacity projects.
April 7, 2021
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Pride & Polish
Overdrive's Pride & Polish finalists set to be unveiled Aug. 5 -- don't miss it
See the Pride & Polish finalists in 7 categories here. Custom truck owners submitted 64 entries, and these entries received hundreds of online votes. Winners in each category will be announced in a streaming event here Thursday, August 5, 2021.
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