Tag: Leander Richmond
Red tape, deaf ears: DataQs criticism mounts
Setting the Record Straight: This multipart feature kicks off with a look at how the DataQs process frustrates many who attempt to correct info associated with inspections, crashes.
February 15, 2021
How to mount an effective DataQs challenge
Setting up a successful DataQ begins at the scene of the crash or routine roadside or weigh station inspection -- documenting the facts of the case and, then, following through when errors are made.
February 15, 2021
DataQs: A ‘small victory’ amid ongoing difficulty in fighting errant roadside violations
It's the most common sort of DataQs challenge. It's also the least likely to be successfully changed, yet here's an example where persistence paid off.
December 7, 2020
Trucking insurance agent to hotshot trucker — the curious case of Steve Libertore
Also on Overdrive: Shifting shopping/equipment auction volume via a fast-rising freight index, one broker's late-model equipment suggestion for the long haul.
May 27, 2020
Sometimes, renegade booters get their just desserts
A case in Charlotte saw a booter operating on a disused lot without the permission of the property owner. The result, after research on the part of local police and the small fleet owner whose driver was booted — an after-the-fact arrest. And the $2,500 boot-removal fee? Well, it’s complicated.
January 3, 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
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
Heads-up: Park at the Dandridge, Tenn., Speedway location for an overnight and you will be towed
Or at least you’ll be hooked up to by a tow operator who will unhook at a cost of $300. Amid recently renewed calls to outlaw this practice, one independent’s wee-hours story from Dandridge and perspective from the tow operator and property owner, too.
November 15, 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
False log! or: Another name for ‘7.2 miles South of Chaparral, N.M.’
Small fleet owner Leander Richmond’s ongoing battle over a false-log violation that seems to stem from a dispute over just where ‘7.2 miles S of Chaparral, N.M.” happens to be. While officers are human like the rest of us, he appreciates, “by the same token, once you’re handed proof that you screwed up, fix it and the world just keeps on spinning.” If only …
October 7, 2019
Report your boot: Mich. small fleet owner crowd-sourcing booting incidents
Leander Richmond launched ReportaBoot.com, intended to collect booting incident reports directly from drivers/carriers from the last few years, and in ongoing fashion — with a mind toward spurring action to tamp down particular practices of the “parking lot pirates,” as he calls a new breed of ‘parking enforcement’ providers.
May 21, 2019
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