Tag: Mike Landis
The long-well-known 1999 Peterbilt 362 cabover now powering Landis & Sons Trucking
Follow the tale of the 1999 Peterbilt 362 cabover as it passed from owner-operator Bennie Thomas to Mike Landis of Landis & Sons Trucking.
December 1, 2020
The day an ELD mandate protestor and ELD provider visited the White House to talk brokers
In this week's episode of Overdrive Radio, Mike Landis and C.J. Karman recall how they came together to speak with the White House chief of staff about brokers.
October 16, 2020
Over the Road episode 8: The Road Ahead
Over the Road hauls to Dallas and the Great American Trucking Show to probe the question on many truckers' minds: Will automation render them obsolete?
May 28, 2020
‘Over the Road’ episode 1: The biggest tailgate in trucking
In the debut episode, “Over the Road” visits the 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show to discuss the ELD mandate and the potential for change in hours of service.
February 20, 2020
Wee hours roll-in, voices and more from 10-4 on D.C.
The upshot of the four-days-later post-mortem on That’s a Big 10-4 on D.C. — time will tell as to whether the second-annual event served as proof of the concept for those outside of the organizers as a gathering that serves as public outreach and awareness vehicle, as a neutral platform for individual owner-ops and drivers to represent themselves.
October 8, 2019
Trucker Talent Search: Hear the performances; And: More on hours amid comment period
In this Overdrive Radio podcast, run through talent-search music, with a warm-up by Long Haul Paul Marhoefer and plenty emcee’ing by trucker-songwriter Tony Justice, who’s played a major role through the event’s six years in making it an ongoing anchor among the community of musicians who also happen to haul freight on the open road…
August 30, 2019
Mike Landis: Managing sticky situations in food-grade liquid bulk
The independent fell into his current dedicated hauling for a tank fleet based near his hometown in Lititz, Pa., hauling reefer freight in a trailer he owned. A mutual associate recommended his Landis & Sons one-truck business years ago to the tank fleet. Now, “They almost dispatch me as if I was one of their trucks.”
May 10, 2019
Think tank: A closer look at liquid bulk hauling
Owner-operators who consider pulling a tanker after other trucking niches often don’t look back after enjoying higher earnings, shorter waits and less physical demand.
May 3, 2019
How-to: Custom walk-in storage at the front of a dry van; bulk tank niche explored
Daniel and Phyllis Snow detail their four-foot walk-in storage compartment they built into the front of their dry-van trailer, accessible from the tractor’s deck catwalk via a door assembly, to house tools and other supplies. Also in this edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast: liquid-bulk-tank insights from owner-ops Mike Landis, J.D. Howard.
April 26, 2019
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
‘That’s a Big 10-4 on D.C.’ truck show/outreach to stage on National Mall
An October event is planned to highlight trucking’s contribution to the economy and to express concerns over some of trucking's hot issues. Details here.
September 11, 2018
Report: Truckers take to D.C. streets (one Tased and arrested) and engage FMCSA, Congress on hours change, more
Grassroots groups of owner-operators and drivers returned 30-40 power units to Constitution Ave. between the White House and Washington monument yesterday, April 9, to press concerns to the public, lawmakers and regulators over the ELD mandate and hours of service flexibility. In an otherwise productive day, according to participants, one owner-op tells a story of use of force gone wrong.
April 10, 2018
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