What happens to my CDL after a stroke or seizure?
Fortunately, current medical certification practice recognizes that there are degrees of severity for both conditions, and in many less-extreme stroke/seizure cases -- the majority -- you will in fact be able to resume your trucking career.
May 31, 2023
Summer of chrome, lights: Don't miss these truck shows set for across the country
Beginning as soon as this weekend, a bevy of truck shows are being held across the country this summer and into the fall. Some of the details here, and if you have information about a show not shared here, send it Overdrive News Editor Matt Cole.
May 29, 2023
St. Paul, Minnesota, officially bans truck parking
Beginning next year, St. Paul will join its Twin Cities neighbor in banning truck parking on city streets. Also: Washington state to require bathroom access for truckers; HHG mover pleads guilty to scheme; new Sheetz location offers diesel, parking.
May 25, 2023
How to prep for the downturn as an owner -- it's always right around the corner
"When you shut that key off" as a truck operator, "learn to use that time as an asset" to focus on your business acumen as the owner -- and stay ahead of the worst of trucking times that will inevitably arrive.
May 24, 2023
Catch the replay: Work-life balance for owner-operators, even in a down market
Tuesday, May 23, Innovative Logistics Group founder Adam Wingfield and Silver Creek Transportation owner Jason Cowan presented this wide-ranging talk around issues of business balance for owner-operators. Register to watch the replay here.
May 23, 2023
Truck parking reimagined: Bennett's 'Large car campgrounds'
"Fighting that mess at the truck stop" was a principal concern driving the investment in the Large Car Campgrounds initiative, says Bennett Motor Express CEO David Lowry. Now, three dedicated campgrounds for Bennett-leased owners set the stage for more.
May 22, 2023
'Chicken house closed, locked up, nobody home' | Introducing Hope Zvara and 'Trucking Yoga'
Is it possible to get through the Roadcheck inspection blitz without passing a single open scale? Flatbed independent Mike "Mustang" Crawford points the way. Long Haul Paul's talk with Zvara details the quality-of-life benefits of basic movement.
May 19, 2023
Last call to register: Finding OTR work-life balance in a down market
May 23, join two men who’ve been in your shoes as they present strategies toward gauging and achieving balance to improve quality of life for yourself and/or your operators, whether you’re a one-truck owner or small fleet working with other operators.
May 16, 2023
'United to fight cheap freight': Owner-ops, small fleets slow-roll around Indianapolis
The effort is aimed at protesting the current low rates environment and what is perceived by organizers to be gouging by brokers. The group, like others, is calling for transparency into brokered freight transactions.
May 15, 2023
Advocacy groups voice opposition to anti-speed-limiter legislation
A coalition of seven crash victims' advocacy orgs and a fleet group penned a letter to members of the House transport committee urging opposition to a bill that would block speed limiters. Also: Pilot donates $100k to veterans org; latest Highway Angel.
May 12, 2023
Guitarist, founding member of iconic rock band with Overdrive ties dies
Tim Bachman, one of the founding members of the iconic Canadian rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive, passed away April 28. The last part of the band's name came from an encounter with this publication at a Windsor stop, detailed in August 1975.
January 23, 2023
California investigators bust $150 million cargo theft ring
CHP’s operation led to multiple arrests, the recovery of more than $50 million in stolen merchandise and 20 stolen trailers, and more. Also: BP's acquisition of TA approved; man sentenced for PPP fraud for fake trucking company; 2290 filing discounts.
May 11, 2023
FMCSA to Congress: Safety impacts of 2020 HOS changes inconclusive so far
While HOS violations are up, crashes and fatalities are mostly flat, FMCSA said -- drawing no conclusions due to COVID waivers and more. Also: Super Load tying up traffic in Arkansas; former owner-op on ATRI board; new leasing facility.
May 10, 2023
Large Cars & Guitars wraps a $40K haul for breast cancer
Truckers came together this past weekend with friends from all walks of life to raise more than $40,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness and research at the Large Cars & Guitars truck show in Kodak, Tennessee.
May 9, 2023
Registration open for SuperRigs working truck show
The annual event will be held in Gillette, Wyoming, June 6-8. A virtual People's Choice competition is also available for those who cannot attend in person. Also: Suicide-awareness convoy tomorrow in Wisconsin; latest Highway Angel
May 5, 2023
D.C. demonstrators get face-to-face with FMCSA administrator
Organizers of the May 1 demonstration encouraged FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson to speak to each individual operator in attendance, which she did: "She spoke to every single driver who was there individually," said organizer Billy Randel.
May 5, 2023
The worst regions for truck parking
A Trucker Path analysis revealed the worst region for truck parking. Surprisingly, it's not the Northeast. Care to take a guess? Also: Bill reintroduced to protect carriers from staged accidents; legislation intro'd to streamline licensing; more.
May 3, 2023
Oral fluid drug testing approved by DOT
Carriers will be able to use oral fluid testing as an alternative to urine testing, eventually. Also: Colorado passes "zero emission" truck regulations; Mack, Volvo electric trucks recalled; FleetPride acquires Indiana truck, trailer repair shop.
May 2, 2023
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Sens., Reps push for OIG task force on double brokering, other fraud
A recent letter signed by five U.S. Senators and three House reps urges DOT Inspector General to work with the DOJ and the FMCSA to explore a permanent task force dedicated to issues of fraud in brokered and other freight markets.
Seeing double: Kentucky small fleet owner's unique Western Star pairing
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Pedal to the Metal: A Guide for Small-Midsize Fleets to Accelerate Business
Small-midsize fleets play a crucial role in daily life, but the demands they face has reached a new peak. Managing demands while maintaining a profitable, service-oriented fleet is easier with the right tools, like a transportation management system.