podcasts

Podcast: Bird’s eye view of fleets’ initiatives on driver scoring systems

In this installment of Overdrive Radio, CCJ Tech Editor Aaron Huff provides a high-level overview of how fleets are using the influx of data from in-cab systems to monitor, coach and score drivers. Listen here...

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Brave new trucking world: Talking ELD angst, adjustment with Gary Buchs; plus Wes Memphis’ latest

Owner-operator Gary Buchs: Trucking "didn't die" on December 18. "It just changed, and with every change there’s opportunity." This Overdrive Radio edition runs through what the Landstar-leased owner-operator feels could be effective owner-operator strategy in the weeks and months ahead.

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Five Apps for That: Customizing audio content for the road

Podcasts may be the perfect entertainment option for truckers: They’re mobile, they’re free, and they’re offered in as many genres as you find in periodicals, books and movies.

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Audio tour through Tony Justice’s new ‘Stars, Stripes and White Lines’ album

The time has come, drivers. Tony Justice's new record, "Stars, Stripes and White Lines," is out and on its way to the truck-stop racks for an official June 30 release. As he and his wife, Misty, note in this Overdrive Radio podcast tour through the album, after a couple months for the physical CD release, a digital release follows in September.

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Podcast: Owner-operator Keith Sampson and his new ‘It’s Made Me Who I Am’ record

An Overdrive Radio podcast with owner-operator and 2014 Trucker Talent winner Keith Sampson about his new record. And, breaker breaker: Anybody got a picture of the old truck mural at Monteagle truck stop? A reader wants to know.

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Audio mailbag from the ‘driver wage shortage’

In this mailbag podcast, an owner-operator out of Charlotte, N.C., offered an addition to the "driver shortage" phrase that he -- along with many others -- feels might well clear things up a bit. He's not the first to say it, but it bears repeating.

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Podcast: Will Congress pass CSA-crippling highway bill?

Greg Cohen, president of the Highway Users Alliance, talks with Overdrive about the chances of Congress passing a bill to hide CSA scores and force FMCSA to fix the program. Cohen also talks tolling provisions, size and weight reform and whether highway monies will go to rail projects.

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Podcast: Mike Morgan on a victory lap after ChampTruck event

A talk with '88 Mike' Morgan, who came out on top of the points following the inaugural ChampTruck World Series Class 8 racing event this weekend in Millville, N.J.

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‘Apps 4 Truckers’ podcast from longtime driver

Trucker Tim Spence's Apps4Truckers podcast combines interviews with drivers and reviews of smartphone apps with a focus on being "the transition place," Spence says, between technical software instruction and information about such software that is actually useful.

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Riding the spot market boom

Higher than typical volumes on the spot market coupled with tight trucking capacity are improving the rate landscape. Independents: Identify high-demand freight situations and negotiate for top dollar.

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