Blogs

Carriers’ ‘magic eraser’ role in compounding uncompensated-detention issue: Rico Muhammad on the e-log shift

As a trade-off for the ultimate hassle of mandated e-logs, in this Overdrive Radio podcast Muhammad's hopeful owner-operators can both individually and collectively use the change as a cudgel to their advantage when dealing with brokers, shippers, receivers ... anyone who would insist on wasting drivers' time.

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Only on Saturdays, in the driveway. Definitely.

"I've never been great at self-marketing. I prefer to kind of linger in the shadows and write stuff about things that happen – either to us or to other people. I like telling stories. So, I'm still kind of amazed when someone recognizes me – especially outside of the trucking realm. ..."

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New app puts load tracking in the hands of independents

FreightPrint is out with a smartphone app and tracking service that harnesses the GPS and cellular communication capabilities of smartphones in order to put tracking tools and service into the hands of independents and small fleets.

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Veterans Day 2017

Veterans, a big thank-you for your service from Wendy, with particular note to those in her well-represented family.

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Round-up: Meme-ing the ELD mandate w/ Ind. enforcement, Hoosier toll plan floated with study

In which the state of Indiana conducts a study of the revenue-producing effect of tolling most every Hoosier interstate. And an enforcement rep shares a personal opinion on ELDs that will sound pretty familiar, among plentiful e-log memes ...

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Not all those who wander have been abducted by aliens

"So there's this guy, they call him 'Cargo,' and he started walking due North eleven months ago in Ushuaia, Argentina, toward Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Yep. I said walking. And he's made it on foot through South and Central America, in less than a year."... No joke, and he wasn't abducted by aliens ...

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E-log antipathy ‘not all about the money’: Readers respond ‘around the dunk tank’ to Wes Memphis’ latest

The pseudonymous Memphis noted his Friday positing of the possibility of a "new golden age of trucking" -- if imposed ELDs actually limit available hours in a fashion they aren't already limited post-December 18 toward substantially better rates, income (hardly a certainty) -- was "getting some good comments around the dunk tank." ...

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New Mexico 1942 International rat traps the big one in Vegas

After their GBATS rat-rod trophy, father-son team Elmo and Charlie Pacheco, also known as “Team Cutters,” took home bragging rights, trophy and title of numero uno in the first official SEMA RATical Rod International Build & Drive Off.

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An 85th birthday wish to Carl Rhodes — from his son — after well more than a half century trucking

Run through bits of the history of Carl Rhodes, a fixture of Morgantown, W.Va.-area trucking business since his own father hauled pulpwood in a 1932 Ford from his area down to Westernport, Md., and Carl got his start in the local coal business. Carl turns 85 today.

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‘Maybe OOIDA was on to something’ with ‘Run Compliant’ campaign: Wes Memphis stares down another good income year on e-logs

Wes Memphis returns with cautiously optimistic thinking about ELDs: "Maybe, if we constrict the amount of miles that are collectively available, rates will soar and we will see a new golden age of trucking." Or not.

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