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Episodes

Voices from D.C. and elsewhere on hours, the ELD mandate, tariffs and more

10/9/2018
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In this edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast, a little audio from conversations out on the National Mall in D.C. with Todd Campbell of Campbell Farms in Bainbridge, Ohio, and owner-op Doug Hasner, among voices from the mailbag commenting on potential changes to the hours of service.

Duration:00:26:55

A two-truck independent’s long climb up from a widow maker to business success

9/27/2018
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In this week's Overdrive Radio podcast, Andre Jackson narrates his story of triumph over adversity after a debilitating heart attack five years ago shortly following an appearance on the cover of Overdrive. He was nearly was lost, but five years later and nearly 200 pounds lighter, he's flourishing with a new two-truck business with an owner-op business partner.

Duration:00:30:29

Owner-operator income benchmarking, freight relationships and best practices

9/21/2018
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This edition of Overdrive Radio rounds up three distinct parts of the Partners in Business seminars held last month at the Great American Trucking Show, with presentations by ATBS President Todd Amen, radio host and former small fleet owner-operator Kevin Rutherford, and Richard DeForest, also with ATBS.

Duration:00:40:21

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

9/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:30:26

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

9/7/2018
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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 ...

Duration:00:20:54

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

9/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:21:35

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

8/31/2018
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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.

Duration:00:35:55

HOS reform: Now’s the time to comment, says Martinez, who hopes to ‘fast track’ potential rulemaking

8/24/2018
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FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez, who spoke to a small group of reporters on Friday at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, said should the agency pursue changes to hours of service, he hopes to work quickly through the rulemaking process. "We’re committed to moving on this,” he said. “I don’t think this should be an issue that languishes."

Duration:00:09:11

Podcast: ELDs, truck automation and hours of service through FMCSA’s Martinez’s lens

8/22/2018
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In a wide-ranging interview, FMCSA's Ray Martinez spoke with Overdrive in an exclusive interview about trucking industry pain points, the ongoing transition to electronic logging devices, evaluating hours of service reforms, automated vehicle tech and more. Listen to highlights in this Overdrive Radio podcast.

Duration:00:12:50

Preview podcast: Trucker Talent Search 2018

8/20/2018
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Here's a TTS preview podcast ahead of the final competition at GATS on Friday that runs through some of the sounds and stories of the three finalists: B.J. Williams, Mandi Jo Pinheiro and James Nelson.

Duration:00:22:42

Sunsetting a classic — any truth to the rumors? And when your dead starter is really a bad cable

8/14/2018
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A rep from KW corporate answered the question with just a single, definitive word .... And: A special-edition Overdrive Radio podcast and video with TA maintenance director Daniel Mustafa described test procedures for contemporary diesels' electrical systems and the issue of "voltage drop" to detect bad cables.

Duration:00:43:07

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

8/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:24:19

Toward reinvigorating camaraderie among haulers: Introducing road chaplain, owner-op and Overdrive Extra blogger Clifford Petersen

8/6/2018
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For regular Overdrive readers, Petersen may need no introduction, as he’s written several blog posts in recent times in which he draws on his experience over a few decades now in and out of trucking. His last time away, though, gave him a new purpose in his approach to the industry and, as he notes, a desire to leave it better than he found it initially.

Duration:00:31:47

Podcast: Expediter of the Year Tim Paxton on cargo van expediting and his business’ future

7/27/2018
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Also in this edition of Overdrive Radio, an update on the situation of former One20 Trucking-leased owner-ops Lee and Lisa Schmitt -- they still haven't been paid finally what's due, they say.

Duration:00:17:51

Podcast: The demise of One20 Trucking, and its owner-op’s efforts to get paid

7/19/2018
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More than a month after the One20 company ceased operations entirely, and nearly three months after the former head of the company and owner of the One20 Trucking business resigned and started a similar business, owner-operators Lee and Lisa Schmitt wait for accounts to be settled.

Duration:00:16:26

A ‘malfunction junction’ where ELDs meet hours enforcement: Owner-operator Jon Hose’s OOS story

7/12/2018
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The independent shares his story of being put out of service with a false-log violation in Missouri early in June. The violation was a result of en-route malfunctions of his One20 F-ELD, and offers insights on h ow inspectors are handling en-route malfunctions, and how you can be prepared for one should it happen to you.

Duration:00:33:04

A new way to do reefer washouts: Produce broker’s ‘Healthy Trailer’ machine

6/29/2018
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Produce broker Pam Young's response to the Food Safety Modernization Act's new FDA rules for sanitary transportation of fresh food was to conceive of and build a new automated reefer washout machine that incorporates a variety of sanitary techs, including the use of UV light, among others.

Duration:00:29:43

Mailbag round on the One20 F-ELD’s demise; freight-partnership talk with a West Coast produce broker

6/22/2018
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This edition of Overdrive Radio presents a bit of a mailbag round with two haulers' thoughts on the One20 F-ELD's demise. The bulk of the podcast features a frank talk with Calif. produce broker Pam Young about freight partnerships and her core base of small fleets and owner-ops.

Duration:00:31:27

Update from SuperRigs, Nashville on Australian troubadour Jayne Denham’s run through U.S. trucking

6/15/2018
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Podcast: An update from owner-ops at SuperRigs via Overdrive's own Matt Cole and a wide-ranging talk with Denham. She details, among other things, her long participation in events surrounding the down-under "Lights on the Hill" memorial to fallen truckers, a project well worth emulation...

Duration:00:25:15

ELD impacts, take 3,456,891: Talking paid reserved parking, hurry-up dynamics, training and more with owner-op Carolyn Carroll

6/8/2018
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In this Overdrive Radio podcast edition, Carroll offers something of a practical counterpoint to the many who would shout down the ability to reserve spots -- and pay for the privilege. The five-foot-four owner-op also offers the dynamics of being a woman among a largely male-dominated profession as well.

Duration:00:21:18