Hampton pulled hoppers before transitioning to the operation he's in today, which he describes as his "flower gravy train" doing multi-drop distribution runs for shipper Dallas Johnson Greenhouse in Council Bluffs. Also in this latest Overdrive Radio edition, the tale of how he got back to the front of the 10-4 D.C. convoy that Oct. Saturday in Northern Virginia
Ever had a broker give you load after load following a cargo claim, then never pay you for any of them? Such can be the case when "right to offset" clauses are included in a brokerage contract. Issues discussed in this Overdrive Radio edition with transportation attorney Hank Seaton, with an outline also of ways to revamp the safety-rating system for small-fleet/owner-op benefit.
In this edition Overdrive Radio, St. Louis mother Sarah Welsh details how the trucking community, particularly a variety of owner-operators among it, has helped foster her 12-year-old son Robbie's passion for so many things trucking -- and particularly: "meeting drivers to talk about their trucks," Sarah says. A kindred spirit, as it were. More...
So just how did Daniel and Phyllis Snow's 1996 Freightliner Classic XL come to be called 'The Goose'? In this Overdrive Radio podcast, the independent owner-operators tell that story. Also: A bit of stumping for the importance of small business in trucking from none other than the top motor carrier safety regulator in the nation,
In the latest Overdrive Radio podcast, take a run through Hurricane Michael relief efforts with the front-line FEMA shuttle relief operation Florida-based independent Tim Philmon contracted to in its wake. Also: James Jaillet offers insight into what to expect from ATA's regs/legislative agenda going forward. It's not all bad news, ultimately.
A couple weeks out from Veterans Day, this week's podcast walks through recent additions to the BlackOut 1999 Freightliner veterans-tribute and memorial truck and more Chuck Timbrook following a health scare two years ago. Also: More from owner-op Rob Hallahan's small fleet growth with other owner-ops.
This Overdrive Radio podcast gives you a wider window into the discussion at the GATS parking panel, valuable for anyone who has to think hard about parking along their lanes. Bonus: What would you think about parking for a 10-hour break at a truck-dedicated, secure facility on the site of a NASCAR track?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.