Tag: that's a big 10-4 on D.C.
Answering hours questions, as some ELDs falsely flag errors when new rule options used
In this edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast, we answer truckers' hours of service questions and dive into reported issues of ELD snafus under the new regs.
October 8, 2020
Sundown symphony: Voices, air horns blend at National Mall
Video from horn-honking sundown runs mixed with the voices of advocacy at 10-4 on D.C. Attendees' efforts benefited an area food bank and Truckers Final Mile.
October 6, 2020
Another trucking event that remains a go: 10-4 on D.C. kicks off Oct. 1
Unlike many canceled trucking events this year, 10-4 on D.C. is set to kick off Thursday, Oct. 1 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Details here on Overdrive.
September 3, 2020
A rare unit: Mike Jellison’s 6&4 two-stick, 350-inch wheelbase 2001 379
What’s more, as of October, as you’ll hear in this video talk with Jellison, all but around 15 of the near 33,000 original miles on the 3406-powered 2001 Pete’s odometer had been run with Jellison working the 6- and 4-speed gearboxes.
December 19, 2019
Bryan Hutchens’ 1996 Peterbilt 379, powering his ‘Generations Express’ independent business
Hutchens’ Okla.-based Generations Express independent business builds on his youth in a trucking family, wrenching on motors similar to the Cat 3406E in this 1996 Peterbilt while his parents hauled reefer freight out of California to various parts.
November 26, 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
Kit Spanfellner’s 2015 KW T680 — and return to Davidson Trucking
Video of the unit with its owner-operator, who runs leased to Bradner, Ohio, small fleet Davidson Trucking, pulling mostly dry van freight. That follows decades in heavy and oversize platform pulling for a variety of outfits, and back problems that for a time left him partially paralyzed one dramatic day, a story he tells in this video.
November 14, 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
The trucking history of independent Germann Soeth and his long-running 1998 Kenworth W900B
VIDEO: Soeth runs independent with authority out of Frederick, Md., to points mostly Chicago and east. From That’s a Big 10-4 on D.C. on the National Mall in Washington, he gives a window into his history, extending back to his time in high school, when he met an independent running LTL reefer leased who agreed to bring Soeth on as a helper to show him the ropes of backing, loading, unloading, learning slowly how to operate in the process.
October 24, 2019
VP undercover in a large carrier’s training program; Voices From 10-4 D.C.
In this edition of Overdrive Radio, the story of C.R. England VP Pam Wilson’s undercover assignment, which began her company employment, as a new driver in the company’s training program with an eye toward improving the new-driver experience; and: voices from 10-4 D.C.
October 11, 2019
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
South Dakota slow roll supporting ’10-4 on D.C.’ successful despite low turnout
Jeremy Johnson and Shawn McIntosh organized the South Dakota event through their Facebook group, The Disrespected Trucker. The seven drivers that showed up at the Countryside Travel Plaza along I-29 near Sioux Falls slow rolled a total of 268 miles on Thursday, Oct. 3.
October 7, 2019
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