Tag: Joe Bielucki
One independent’s clearinghouse registration difficulties — and new Pete powering the business
Joe Bielucki on his 2020 Pete 567 and the mistaken impression he and others were under that the January 6 implementation of the drug and alcohol clearinghouse requirements represented a kind of deadline for registering an account as a carrier. Meanwhile, issues continue with the clearinghouse website, particularly for carriers querying it for hiring purposes.
January 8, 2020
Roadside distractions: The Empire State’s truck-enforcement efforts, by the numbers
New York has staffed up well to maintain its inspection volume. Read all more about the Empire State's inspection efforts here on Overdrive.
September 28, 2018
Owner-operator Alex Prifti’s new authority and, better yet, 1987 359
See how an owner-operator, Alex Prifti, handles the trucking industry at this day in age. Learn all about Prifti and get other owner-operator news on Overdrive.
September 13, 2018
Saturday round-up: Spring cleaning, chaining the trailer to the coil, best wisecracks of the year
Terminator once declared he could not self-destruct — how about self-driving vehicles?; an e-log solution for the ages; and a check-in with flatbed owner-operator Joe Bielucki’s real-man coils and overdue spring cleaning. . .
June 17, 2017
‘When a truck was a truck…’
Steve Hearne’s grandfather’s old Ford AA “had a hand throttle like a tractor, and another lever on the column to retard the timing for hand starting.” Hearne, who still lives on a portion of his family’s old 120-acre farm in Vermont, remembers the unit well…
January 30, 2017
Thursday roundup: Chiropractors and sleep apnea tests, Rhode Island throws parking bone to truckers
Road report from owner-operator Joe Bielucki on a recently-reopened Rhode Island truck rest area on I-95, and a view on the Medical Review Board’s recent apnea screening/testing recommendation: Should chiropractors be able to order retesting?
October 27, 2016
Channel 19 tip line: Super sleepers in Penn., electrified tiny highway coming across the pond
Following the “world’s first ehighway,” a 1.25-mile stretch in Sweden, coming to fruition, watch for the second in 2017 in CA — and: owner-operator Joe Bielucki offers tip on a custom classic 1983 359 appearing in Penn. this weekend.
July 21, 2016
Two views from the independent road
Two views on the KW and Pete of two operators that express what we don’t hear enough — that’s joy, simply put, in memories of the past, satisfaction at a job well done in the present, and hope for the future.
December 3, 2015
Cycle analysis: Geographical freight, rate trends
In all segments, the top states for rates on outbound loads show contiguous areas spread across the Midwest and South. For inbound states, the Northeast dominates, but complications abound.
June 29, 2015
Cycle analysis: Assessing rate patterns by negotiation day, time of day, quarter and geographical area
Overdrive’s review of data mined by the Truckstop.com load board reveals trends in negotiation timing and lanes. Some could surprise you – and even reward you.
June 18, 2015
‘Insist on the good’ to boost camaraderie
“Pick up the [CB] mic and add some good,” says a reader. “Insist on it. … Because this is how it works. Either you shun the crap or you bury it with some goodness.”
June 2, 2015
Camaraderie on the road: Where did it go?
Voices on driver-to-driver camaraderie — “pay it forward, you never go wrong.” And: A mailbag podcast rounding up reader reactions to the dismissal of one owner-operator’s obstruction of justice case.
April 21, 2015
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