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Countdown through a parking shortage, tech surge, truck boot … 2019’s Top 10 podcast episodes
Listen: A year-in-review on the Overdrive Radio podcast this week, covering a boatload of ground all told: From trucking history to shutdowns and slow rolls, parking and booting, the ELD mandate and hours of service, small fleet business and the limits to quick growth, working the spot market and so much more …
December 27, 2019
Could Colorado’s pending vehicle booting regulation be a model for the nation?
A new rule in process in Colorado would place a statewide prohibition on the booting of any vehicle that is occupied. Some watchers note Colorado’s approach could provide a model for other states when it comes to vehicle immobilization devices and heavy-duty trucks.
December 5, 2019
Occupied vehicle booting: ‘No, it does not happen to cars’; More 10-4 voices
In this Overdrive Radio edition, readers offer some obvious-seeming advice: If you’re at an open location with any no-parking sign within eyesight –- do the reasonable thing and get out and ask a question in-store before you make a $300 or more costly mistake.That only works to an extent, of course. … Some cases here, also, from readers where it most definitely didn’t.
November 21, 2019
News roundup, Nov. 14: 200 parking spaces between two new Love’s, digital broker lands $400M funding, new Wis. KW dealer location
Love’s opened two new stores with a combined 196 truck parking spaces in Calhoun, Georgia, and Elgin, South Carolina. Wisconsin Kenworth expands operations with new sales and service facility in La Crosse. App-based broker Convoy announced a $400 million Series D round of funding.
November 14, 2019
The truck booting trap, and one small fleet owner’s ongoing crusade for a solution
Local and/or state regs around booting and towing vary considerably, as small fleet owner Leander Richmond has most certainly found in his efforts to raise awareness among truckers and law enforcement about the more predatory boots in that business. Here in this week’s Overdrive Radio podcast, what he sees as a possible solution to the problem.
November 8, 2019
The ‘Brexit muppet’ playing role in warning EU truckers; Redux: ‘The drones are coming!’…
The Port of Rotterdam’s blue-monster “Brexit muppet” and its PR mission among truckers there. Also: How long before DOT actually puts drone bears in the air? Package-deliver pilot program, at least, is under way.
October 21, 2019
News roundup, Oct. 11: Florida seeking feedback on truck parking, Love’s opens two new locations
Florida DOT is asking truck drivers to complete a survey about truck parking in the state to help develop solutions to fix parking issues. Love’s opened new travel stops in Edon, Ohio, and St. Clair, Michigan, adding 215 parking spaces to its nationwide network.
October 11, 2019
Next truck-parking workshop to focus on Greater Cincinnati area
Tuesday, October 22, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., truck parking stakeholders are being invited to participate in a workshop to be aimed at sussing out problem areas and proposing solutions for truck parking woes in Boone County, Ky., and the greater region around Cincinnati, Ohio.
October 9, 2019
Owner-ops voice concerns, fellowship at 10-4 on D.C. on National Mall
Participation in the event this year was down slightly from last year, but the makings of a successful event are well in hand. Participating owner-operators and drivers will be parked on the mall through early Saturday, followed by a convoy back for some R&R at the fairgrounds in Fredericksburg, Va.
October 3, 2019
News roundup, Sept. 25: Love’s offering $1 coffee, trucker sings anthem at MLB game, TruckPark updates with more spaces
Love’s will offer large size coffee and hot beverages for $1 on Sept. 29-30 to celebrate National Coffee Day. TruckPark announced a new partnership that expands its reservable parking locations. A trucker sang the National Anthem at a Washington Nationals MLB game for Driver Appreciation Week.
September 25, 2019
‘Truck parking only’: Working together toward a new get-in reality
The need for greater parking capacity, well-positioned, throughout the nation is no secret. The need along Texas lanes was the subject of the lively discussion devoted to parking at GATS. In today’s edition of Overdrive Radio, hear just what could well provide a model toward engaging with other states, too.
September 20, 2019
Approaches to pay-to-reserve parking: Readers diverge on ‘last resort’ and ‘operational benefit’ upshot
While the largest share of respondents to our recent polling on pay-to-reserve parking reported never using such systems, the remainder showed a split on the operational benefits of such systems, with a third of those who use them doing so only as a last resort upon arrival at a stop.
September 17, 2019
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