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A truckin' start: The OTR origin stories of owner-op award finalists
In this edition of Overdrive Radio, hear how three competing nominees got their start, including award finalist five-timer Glen Horack, Iowa-based owner-operator Gene Houchin, and West Virginia-based team Allen and Sandy Smith.
March 11, 2022
Will the national emergency declaration's COVID hours of service waiver extend again?
With a protest convoy on its way to the D.C. area calling for withdrawal of the emergency declaration that underpins it, and the government signaling a return to a non-emergency footing, this Overdrive Radio details prospects for the COVID hours waiver.
March 3, 2022
'Advanced ELD auditing': Preventing hours viols during an audit
ELDs have emphatically not delivered carriers from hours-related enforcement, particularly at the investigatory level when federal and state auditors come calling. Here's how to navigate the new system of ELD audits.
February 18, 2022
On the 'Freedom Convoy' protest, with Canadian cross-border owner-operator Mike Murchison
A long Overdrive Radio talk on initiating and evolving issues related to the protests in Canada, from the vantage point of an owner-operator who hauls cross-border exclusively, as authorities up the ante in bids to end the border blockades.
February 11, 2022
The FBI needs your help solving this cold-case murder
Via Overdrive Radio, an FBI agent talks about her office's push in hopes of gathering leads into the 2006 murder of 19-year-old Tracy Owana Jones. If you were running I-40 back then, you might help. Also: Debate over FMCSA's under-21 trial run.
February 4, 2022
'Not really what we need': Training regs may miss the mark, but this small fleet's doing it right
In this Overdrive Radio edition, veteran hauler and small fleet operator Harry Smith speaks to his passion for on-the-job training he's put into practice, skepticism about training regs going into place, and determination to move forward with the regs.
January 28, 2022
Owner-Op of the Year Bryan Smith's three-decade journey through trucking, family, more
In this edition of Overdrive Radio, walk-and-talk with trucker Bryan Smith through decades of business ownership, after operating heavy equipment in the Marine Corps during the Gulf War, and commitment to family and community.
January 21, 2022
What's your exit strategy? Faces of the Road with author Michael Perry
Long Haul Paul asks: What would it be like to be a substitute Spanish teacher, in addition to part-time trucking? Paul's interview for Overdrive Radio with former trucking writer Michael Perry interrogates life after trucking, self-employment and more.
January 14, 2022
Within whorls of trucking history: Long Haul Paul's new 'Corn Belt Cafe'
A pervasive sense of loss permeates "Corn Belt Cafe," the new record Paul Marhoefer recorded all in live takes with principal partner Michael Ronstadt on cello. It's quite cohesive as a record, however, with an earthy feel evoking its rural road roots.
January 7, 2022
A final 14 -- plus a 3-hour pause -- to count down to 2022
This special edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast counts down to 2022 with a run back through 17 of our most-listened-to episodes of the year, covering HOS/waivers, roadside trends, custom project rigs and restos, cooking in-cab, and so much more. ...
December 31, 2021
A tale of two loads of Kentucky tornado relief collected, distributed
In this Overdrive Radio edition, owner-operator Daniel Koors walks us through his and several other truckers' efforts after springing into action in the wake of December 10 storms that devastated areas of Western Kentucky and other states.
December 24, 2021
Power only: A springboard for this owner-op's growth
How is it that this small fleet owner's been able to recruit when so many of his large-carrier counterparts sound like they’re facing the greatest shortage in history when they talk about drivers? Find out on Overdrive Radio.
December 17, 2021
Trucker-songwriter Guy Archer's journeys with heavy loads, finally back to Nashville
Join us for this Overdrive Radio tour through some of the studio results of Trucker Talent Search winner Guy Archer's trip to Nashville last month, likewise a long talk with the trucker-songwriter about his life in music, and hauling.
December 10, 2021
Small fleet roundtable: 'Co-opetition' code, balancing personal/business pursuits, more
Trucking companies can do more to embrace cooperation amongst their kind -- "I'd rather have your friendship than have your freight," Small Fleet Champ Jason Cowan said in this roundtable with fellow finalists -- where it makes sense to seed growth.
November 29, 2021
The promise -- and challenges -- of the car-haul trucking niche
Long known for greater earning potential than most other freight niches, car-hauling has lost some luster in these especially challenging times. Yet these owners show plenty upsides even amid difficulty, not least the self-reliant nature of load/unload.
November 19, 2021
Inside the veterans-support mission of small fleet MSR Transport
For this Veterans Day 2021 special edition of Overdrive Radio, hear from active-duty servicemember and MSR co-owner Rob Ahlers on the meaning of the day and his mission to provide civilian career paths for returning servicemembers.
November 11, 2021
Low-hanging fruit to avoid FMCSA's drug/alcohol Clearinghouse violations
Too many carriers fail to finish the pre-employment "full query" of the Clearinghouse -- and required driver consent delivered in the database itself -- before the operator hits the road. Auditors hit those carriers with troublesome "acute" violations.
November 8, 2021
Why would a career owner-op go work for an 'autonomous driving' start-up?
Ruben Cardenas had 22 years of professional trucking experience -- 11 as a company driver, the balance as an owner -- behind him when he went trucking as 'safety driver' for tech start-up Plus. He explains why -- and much more -- here on Overdrive Radio.
October 29, 2021
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Trucker of the Year
Calling the best of the best among owner-operators
Overdrive relaunches its Trucker of the Year competition catching back up with the last winner, Dan Heister, who remains at the top of his business' game while building a fleet of vintage Fords and a trucking legacy at his new home.
Road trains, kangaroos, wombats, oh my: Trucking down-under
Pride & Polish
Custom champs: A run in the 'Bandit' '21 W900L
Troy Massey's 'Lot Rot' Peterbilt 389
Howes Diesel Defender
Custom champs: A run in the 'Bandit' '21 W900L
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