From Biden DOT, owner-operators look for parking, highways, FLSA reforms
This trio of items adds to those familiar yet newly prominent in Overdrive's reader polling on priorities for a new DOT Secretary under Biden.
January 6, 2021
Truck parking ‘still a major problem in every state’ and worsening, says inventory update
The recent survey and inventory results show semi-truck parking continues to be a worsening issue for most truck drivers across the US. Details here.
December 2, 2020
What can owner-operators expect from a Biden administration?
This week's edition of Overdrive Radio features OOIDA's president helping forecast what a Biden administration may mean for independent truckers. Listen here.
November 20, 2020
A truck stop giant on I-81, with new dining options, plans even more parking
Look around White's Travel Center and the truck stop owner's new Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant, as well as find out what's coming to the truck stop here.
October 15, 2020
Hours of service pop quiz: Can you haul 77 hours in 7 days?
Reaching for a low-hanging-fruit example to shock the conscience, HOS legal challengers, following FMCSA's denial of their petition, made this basic mistake.
September 24, 2020
With COVID, states allowed food trucks at public rest areas — have you seen one?
As cities and states added restrictions to reduce the impact of COVID-19, a few states put programs into place to have food trucks at rest areas. More here.
September 1, 2020
Major metro planning organization wants your expertise on truck parking
It's a truism that when it comes to truck parking, if you want to build an effective plan, seek out counsel from the experts. This metro planner needs input.
August 13, 2020
Three pieces of unsolicited advice for government, for parking providers, for rates negotiators
The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program for surplus food, negotiating a lowball rate offer and how it stings to pay to stop your truck in a cash pinch.
May 22, 2020
Study urges TxDOT to advocate for truck parking needs across its many major corridors
The multi-year research project shows truck parking issues in the state, as well as ways to address them. Learn more about TxDOT's study here on Overdrive.
May 12, 2020
TxDOT looking for input from truckers on amenities, staging areas as parking facilities
TxDOT is circulating a new survey looking for truckers’ input on public parking-facility amenities as well as preferences as they might relate to staging areas while waiting for an appointment nearby — both were big parts of the discussion of parking issues with TxDOT in our GATS roundtable last year.
January 21, 2020
Readers diverge on the value of a parking reservation
Ensuring you won’t have to risk the potential for a boot is at least possible in today’s world. About one in four owner-operators (24%) report regular use of paid advance parking-reservation systems. At once, given how stressed parking infrastructure is, sometimes a reserved spot might not be truly reserved upon arrival.
January 6, 2020
Parking perils: The increasing cost, and risk, of booting and towing
Booting and towing incidents have become more numerous and more costly, owner-operators and others report. Some advocates call for national regulation of the practice, particularly when drivers are asleep in their trucks.
January 2, 2020
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