Tag: Monte Wiederhold
How to report — or threaten to report — bad brokers, take action for payment recourse
What recourse action can you take against a broker for nonpayment? Learn how to report or threaten to report bad brokers here on Overdrive.
March 19, 2020
Freight market reality check: ‘It’s just terrible’
What it feels like right now for a couple readers where the 22.5s (or 24.5s) meet the pavement, and underscored by long-range analysis in the newly released quarterly U.S. Bank Freight Index report, showing the decline in volume and overall freight spending in the last quarter.
January 22, 2020
California independent contractor fallout: ‘Two-check’ employee/contractor pay system explored
This week’s Overdrive Radio podcast: A talk through history of the two-check “employee owner-op” model of the past with OOIDA board member and small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold, in the wake of California’s codification of strict new rules around the independent contractor classification.
October 2, 2019
The first Penn. Make-a-Wish convoy, remembered, and: OOIDA highway-bill priorities
In this week’s edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast, we get a clear window onto the first Make-A-Wish convoy to set off from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with former trucker George Ruelens. He was hauling for Ned Bard & Son at the time in this conventional Peterbilt: As he spells out in the podcast, Ruelens and the […]
May 24, 2019
Runaway recounted down Sandstone Mountain, and: Revisiting a quite accurate spot rate prediction pre-ELDs
Podcast: Lee Epling urges caution pointing the finger at this or that cause, or piling on the driver, before all the facts are known in the Colo. crash case, sharing his own brake-failure story on Sandstone Mountain in W.Va./Va. on I-64; Also: Monte Wiederhold’s quite accurate 2017 rates prediction relative to ELDs.
May 13, 2019
A little hope for H.R. 5948, the bill that would exempt small carriers from the ELD mandate
OOIDA Board Member and small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold, at least, feels that if the small-fleet (10 or fewer trucks) exemption bill were to make it out of committee, through the House, through the Senate and to the President, “he’d sign it.”
July 17, 2018
From the scene in D.C. and around the country as grassroots groups press against the ELD mandate
This week’s Overdrive Radio podcast: Anti-ELD demonstrators in D.C. met with officials at FMCSA offices Thursday after spending Wednesday spread across the city in small groups. Tony Justice on tactics. A sampling of calls from around the country about events this week.
October 5, 2017
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ELDs’ capacity squeeze assumption no. 1: Fewer miles
Examining the assumptions behind the varying predictions of the post-ELD mandate demand situation. If some predictions come to pass, there’s reason to believe rates may rise enough to be a notable reward from an unwelcome imposition.
August 7, 2017
Don’t get ‘beat up’ on rates: Strong service to keep the customer honest
This podcast talk with owner-operator Monte Wiederhold focuses in on the direct-customer base Wiederhold notes he’s been fortunate to maintain through the recent “ebb and flow” years of spotty freight and demand in the wider economy, and the emphasis on timely communication and dependability that’s helped immensely to keep those customers.
June 15, 2017
‘Not adding up’: Following Supreme Court’s hit to ELD challenge, owner-operators reckon with next steps
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s official denial of OOIDA’s appeal for it to throw out the ELD rule, attention turned to the Trump administration and, more closely, Congress. A bevy of readers faced down the reality of further limited options for an ELD challenge.
June 13, 2017
The littlest truck show that could
“The 2nd Annual Take Pride Truck Show is in the books. We ended the weekend with a whopping total of $6,300 and some change, raised for Truckersfinalmile.org. To date, this is the largest dollar amount raised at a truck show for this charity, and we are thrilled to have been a part of it.”
June 12, 2017
Podcast: Cold water on the ELD mandate’s potential rates impacts
While recent polling shows most owner-operators view the ELD mandate’s chances of positively impacting rates either short- or long-term as good, don’t count OOIDA board member and B.L. Reever Transport small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold among the true believers.
May 12, 2017
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