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Video: Strong freight + few trucks = Record owner-operator income

In this video, Todd Amen drawing upon data from thousands of owner-operator clients, details how the owner-operator market has developed and where it’s headed.

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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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How to make effective comments on hours change

This could be the regulatory change that affects your daily life more profoundly than any other for years to come. Don’t miss the chance to draw upon your valuable experience and make your voice heard.

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Modest proposal: Outlining a federal, graduated CDL

Spitballing a graduated CDL with Clifford Petersen, which "could be the approach to take if lawmakers are seriously considering bringing 18-year-olds into over-the-road operations."

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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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The small-fleet stop on Martinez’s tour through the industry this Nov.

An update from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies from GATS, where a NASTC was benefiting from an uptick in new motor carrier authorities boosting attendance in their New Entrant Survival Training class -- and more.

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Can of beer with Heniff koozie brings $900 — and more from GATS auction benefiting St. Christopher

Truckers pull out all the stops for the St. Christopher "truckers fund" at record-setting auction at GATS. It all ended Saturday evening at the Great American Trucking Show's truck parking area at Fair Park.

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With a sense of hope for hours reforms, truckers air their suggestions in first FMCSA listening session

In the first of four planned listening sessions, truckers provided anecdotal evidence for hours changes and their suggestions, with the straight 14-hour rule and the 30-minute break requirement being highlighted as chief areas for the agency to focus its reform efforts.

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