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It’s the little things: ELD conversations where it matters short- and long-term, on Capitol Hill
Poll results: Nearly half of respondents are reporting being shut down this week, and more from D.C. with a slow start to ELD protest events scheduled to run through this coming weekend. Drivers meet reps, Congressional staffers, more …
October 3, 2017
Podcast: One owner-operator’s credit claw-back after identity theft | ‘ELD or me’ dates set
How did owner-operator Scott Reed find out about the theft of his identity that destroyed his good credit: He learned of erroneous warrants for his arrest out West. Hear how he repaired the situation here. Also: “ELD or me” demonstration dates set for Oct. 3-7.
June 2, 2017
Shot in the arm for the ELD fight: Mr. Justice joins Mr. Reed, others with sights on D.C.
Trucker-songwriter Tony Justice taking active role in spurring unity around opposition to the ELD mandate — meanwhile, Scott Reed, Justice and others have set their sights on the first couple weeks of October for potential demonstration in D.C.
May 23, 2017
Readers offer 14-hour fixes with pay for time, hours revisions, more
Following my post Friday last week about part of the two days I spent running with Ohio-based owner-operator Scott Reed, readers responded in numbers with 14-hour fix suggestions. Among them was Gary Carlisle, increasingly outspoken advocate for change …
May 4, 2017
When a straight 14 might not be the ideal, or safest, option: Four loads over two days in Ohio with Scott Reed
Hear part of Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills’ many conversations with Buckland, Ohio-based owner-operator Scott Reed over two days on the road in mid-April 2017. It tells the story of what Reed sees as a certainly less-than-ideal hours rule when it comes to his shorter-haul van operation.
April 28, 2017
Driver shortage alarm, redux part 2: Bills in Ohio would subsidize ‘cheap labor’
Ohio bills would funnel taxpayer money to driver-training efforts and “put the Ohio taxpayers on the hook for subsidizing cheap labor,” notes small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold. Also, video, audio: Crank it up with Scott Reed’s tuned 750-hp Cat in the Wheeling tunnel on I-70.
April 20, 2017
Look ma, no hands!
Unwelcome distraction on the road with owner-operator Scott Reed of Buckland, Ohio — knee-drive and text up ahead, look out!
April 17, 2017
Looking into the crystal ball on ELDs/rates, and Owner-operator Reed goes to Washington
Two updates — audio of Todd Amen of ATBS’ conference call on operator income from yesterday, and one from owner-operator Scott Reed, fresh off a meeting with legislative aide to Senator Deb Fisher in Washington gone bad, only to turn out positive when Reed dropped in on other Senators from Iowa, North Dakota, Montana.
April 13, 2017
Hours of Service
Fixing the 14-hour rule: FMCSA moving closer to flexible sleeper-split pilot program
Kelly Regal, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s associate administrator for research and information technology, outlined the agency’s research work around sleep and fatigue at the Managing Fatigue international conference in San Diego, Calif., Tuesday. Of perhaps principle interest to owner-operators, Regal updated attendees on progress toward what she’s calling the FMCSA’s “Flexible sleeper berth […]
March 22, 2017
Owner-operator Scott Reed, Rich Wilson and legislative influence on hours and ELDs
Owner-operator Scott Reed and TCRG Consulting’s Richard Wilson stepped into the office of Ohio rep. Jim Jordan a week and a half ago to deliver a message on hours and ELDs. The main takeaway? Truckers need more flexibility.
March 13, 2017
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