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Howard Salmon presents ‘Unsecured load takes flight’

Latest from Dashcam Central: "I was starting to gain speed and thinking about getting into the left lane," Salmon says, when an apparently unsecured portable building or something else in the bed of the pickup ahead up took flight, disintegrating in mid-air and then all over the road.

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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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‘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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Trucking ‘in trouble’ if it doesn’t solve the payroll problem for drivers

A dispatch from reader and 30-year trucking veteran Peter Harrigan: "In the last three years I've been told of the 'driver shortage' yet to come. Looking at the big picture, it's not a driver storage, it's a payroll storage."

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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: Owner-operators relay their hours suggestions, concerns to FMCSA

The podcast here rounds up public oral comments from FMCSA's Aug. 25-held public listening session on hours of service reforms. Owner-operators took to the mic to make their recommendations and anecdotes pertaining to the agency's review of hours of service regs.

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POLL: Is considering driver pay method or driver turnover rate appropriate in carrier safety scores?

The National Academies turned some heads when it offered carrier characteristics like driver pay method and turnover as potential markers of safety to be considered in a revamp of the CSA program. What do you think about such consideration? Weigh in here.

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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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POLL: Do you have a favorite among trucking and truck shows around the country?

What's your favorite trucking show, whether local/regional truck show or national trade show? Tell us here.

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