Tag: scott reed
Prime time for air disc brakes
Increasing air disc brake adoption has been driven by a variety of factors, including improved stopping distance, serviceability, heat-handling dynamics, and more. Here are several key points to consider before making a switch from drums.
March 25, 2021
Driver shutdown afoot? Facebook groups stir controversy over calls to turn off the keys
With some groups of truckers coalesced around a “Truckers Stand as One” moniker and calling for an April 12 “industry-wide shutdown” — and an attendant media blitz in the run-up to that date Feb. 21 — views vary on whether any such action is necessary or even could be effective.
January 22, 2019
Hours of service proposal could come by end of March
Signs point to a decision on whether to move forward with hours change from FMCSA sooner than later — by Spring, regulators said during a call with owner-operators put together by Scott Reed and Scott Jordan of the Independent Carrier Group covering hours, the ELD mandate and exemptions, training and enforcement topics.
December 6, 2018
Independent dispatch providers offer tech, relationship hands in spot negotiations
Learn how owner-operators can utilize independent dispatch providers in spot market negotiations here on Overdrive.
October 10, 2018
Monday round-up: MATS hours session descends to chaos, truckers plan D.C. return
Chaos mars a Mid-America hours of service seminar conducted by FMCSA as anti-regulatory emotion boils over; and some of those participating, among others, plan to return to D.C. for demonstrations beginning April 9.
March 26, 2018
Introducing the Parkers’ Coronado — and rat — retooled; and more scenes from MATS
George and Wendy Parker’s 2004 Freightliner Coronado debuts after 4 State Trucks’ treatment, scenes from the active Pavilion, outtakes from seminars on trucking for profit, music and more scenes from MATS 2018.
March 23, 2018
Into the limelight: Sikh truckers in America
Sikhs have been a growing part of America’s professional driver force for three decades. Though there are tens of thousands in trucking, non-Sikh counterparts have little information and a lot of misconceptions about them — the ELD protests began to change that.
February 6, 2018
‘They better start listening to us’: Brian Babin reiterates need for executive order to delay ELDs
A talk with Congressman Brian Babin, who reiterates need for an ELD delay executive order from Trump if truckers are to get relief at this point from the mandate. More on yesterday’s media-outreach efforts from truckers — results.
December 5, 2017
Dec. 4 anti-ELD mandate rallies taking place across the country
This coming Monday, Dec. 4, rallies have been planned in a variety of locations in more than 40 states around the nation in an effort to roll the anti-mandate message east to west across the country and put some sunlight for the general public and local media on security, economic and safety issues.
November 28, 2017
Electronic Logging Devices
Texas rep Babin requests ELD delay directly from Trump, grassroots group launches letter-writing campaign
The Texas representative who has been the principal sponsor of the H.R. 3282 ELD Extension Act of 2017 two-year ELD mandate delay has written a letter requesting President Trump issue an executive order to delay the December 18 mandate enforcement deadline at least until April Fool’s Day next year.
November 9, 2017
‘Bringing the cultural diversity of trucking together’: ELD protest outcomes
In this Overdrive Radio podcast, you’ll hear ELD protest part organizer Scott Reed’s reflection on outcomes and next steps, and owner-operator Mike Landis offers his narration of what it was like to have been a part of the effort, with his 1999 Peterbilt cabover along for the ride.
October 27, 2017
Electronic Logging Devices
Group of D.C. demonstrators parks up near the White House
Twenty-nine bobtail trucks staged in the wee hours on Constitution Avenue between the Washington Monument and the White House today in an attempt to garner the attention of the President on the electronic logging device mandate.
October 6, 2017
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