Tag: Gary Buchs
Partners in Business
How to manage cash flow with potentially rough roads ahead
Watch portions of the hour-long talk that focused on managing with a mind toward addressing the volatility of the present moment here on Overdrive.
September 22, 2020
Rumble strips ahead: How to manage for downside risk in turbulent trucking times
Gary Buchs and Kevin Rutherford discuss best practices for trucking operations during turbulent times and more. Find something for your business on Overdrive.
September 4, 2020
Partners in Business
Compete with cut-rate carriers by ‘hauling value,’ knowing your numbers, calculating decisions
From 2020's Overdrive's GATS Week last August, owner-operator trucking business coaches Kevin Rutherford and Gary Buchs discussed cost-cutting, key numbers, buying new v. used and more in this session.
August 26, 2020
Thursday is this week’s Friday — decisions to make if not already set
If you're faced with the decision now, weigh the cost of time versus the profit in the load and take into consideration how you'll spend any extra time away.
June 30, 2020
Listen: Channel One-Nine Special from ‘Over the Road’ — Driver’s ed
Gary Buchs is our driver's ed instructor in this Overdrive Channel One-Nine Special. Learn how "four-wheelers" and truck drivers can operate safely together.
May 7, 2020
How to do the hard work now: COVID-19 business-, health-support insights
Gary Buchs offers insight on investigating resources and applying for SBA assistance during the coronavirus on this edition of Overdrive Radio. Click here.
April 10, 2020
A simple following-distance cheat proves effective ‘self re-training’ in speed and space management
Buchs, like so many of you, hauls in a truck built well before whiz-bang factory-equipped radar, lane-departure warnings, and automatic braking became a standard for owners opting into the systems. He devised a simple following distance cheat after self-evaluation via his own dashcam footage revealed behaviors he thought needed correction.
November 6, 2019
Roadcheck preps: ‘Business as usual’ for many owner-ops, though questions about roadside approach remain
Preps for Roadcheck by Overdrive readers include a variety of equipment inspections and third-party checks, plus just “business as usual” for the largest share — the nearly as large number of recent poll respondents who noted they scheduled vacation highlights how many view the cat-and-mouse approach to roadside inspections, as little more than a nuisance.
May 31, 2019
Owner-operator Chuck Kumalaa on his decision to stay out through the holiday weekend
You’ve just found out that your electronic load confirmation with a delivery appointment for today was bunk because the business is shut down for Memorial Day. What do you do? And: Why owner-operator Chuck Kumalaa stayed out this weekend knowing in advance he wouldn’t deliver before Tuesday.
May 27, 2019
The truck parking problem: Tools in the toolbox, modest capacity proposals, and more
Listen to the 2018 Great American Trucking Show parking panel discuss truck parking problems and advocacy on this week's Overdrive Radio podcast.
October 19, 2018
Capacity, awareness keys to alleviating trucking’s parking shortage, panel says
A panel at the Great American Trucking Show discussed the truck driving industry's truck parking shortage while offering suggestions for improvement. More here.
September 5, 2018
Parking issue panel set for GATS later this month
The truck parking issue panel established for the 2018 GATS will take on more nontraditional looks at truck parking capacity. Learn more on Overdrive.
August 7, 2018
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