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An alternative cab flooring: B. Ray’s vinyl hardwood-look treatments

B. Ray's Flooring made its official launch by going live with a public website just a couple months ago, says its proprietor and D&E Transport-leased owner-operator Bobby Laws. But Laws has been doing floors longer than all that, starting with the one in his 2007 Peterbilt 379.

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Podcast: Cooking in-cab with Tom Kyrk, St. Christopher Fund update, more on the ‘big 10-4’ to D.C.

Two talks from GATS with driver and in-cab chef Tom Kyrk and Shannon Currier of the St. Christopher fund, in part detailing a chance to win $2,000, and some more detail from owner-op Allen Kelly on the "That's a Big 10-4 on D.C." event upcoming -- when else? -- 10/4.

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Owner-operator Alex Prifti’s new authority and, better yet, 1987 359

A tale of more than one trucker, ultimately -- Connecticut-based Alex Prifti (with a new authority as High Standard Transportation) and longtime independent short-hauler Joe Bielucki, who's making hay of increased demand for steel, copper in the Northeast, and is back to a two-year med card following health persistence.

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‘Burnin’ the Old School Down’ with trucker-songwriter Bill Weaver

Take a run in this week's Overdrive Radio podcast through Bill Weaver’s new all-truckin' "Burnin’ the Old School Down" record. Themes therein split the difference between love of the work of trucking and angst over the layers of difficulty thrown into the mix via regulatory schemes ...

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Put down the phone

The day owner-operator Rudy Yakym Jr.'s truck, trailer and body stood between a distracted driver behind the wheel of a Volvo toting a container and a long line of motorists ahead.

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Hopeful and careful-what-you-wish-for dynamics in reader commentary in wake of FMCSA’s hours moves

Everybody's favorite subject of debate -- the hours of service rule -- has engendered plenty among Overdrive's mostly owner-operator readers.

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Listen: Trucker Talent Search 2018 — the people, the performances

This year's competition, and this edition of Overdrive Radio, featured quite a collection of trucker-songwriters all, from show opener and talent-search alumnus "Long Haul Paul" Marhoefer to emcee Tony Justice and this year's competitors Benford "B.J." Williams, James Nelson, and the ultimate winner, Mandi Jo Pinheiro.

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‘Rolling CB interviews’ get book treatment on centennial of sorts

The new "#Whostruckisthat" hardback tome from Big Rig Videos' Chris Fiffie and Stephanie Haas of Diesel Addict Photos has been out and available for a few months now, chronicling in hardback, full-color fashion the first 100 of Fiffie's vanguard 'Rolling CB Interviews' with truckers.

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Tesla Semi and its clean inspection violate the eye test of more than one reader

And according to one, posting on Overdrive's Facebook page, inspectors may have jumped the gun when they posted the inspection of the battery-powered electric-drive rig was clean -- ""They did find a fuel leak after few hours of inspection." It's always something...

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Expedited conversations before the storm with operator Nancy Hudson, small fleet owner Eric Escobar

Both operator Hudson and owner-op/fleet owner Escobar operate out of Michigan, near the auto-industry hubs where a good deal of expedited freight originates, but bring markedly different perspectives to the subject of expedited trucking.

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