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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

How long will good times in the economy last? And: Mailbag from the no-parking trail

6/1/2018
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More tales of private parking enforcement via booting and towing result in what James Smith of Jackson, Ga., calls a "very expensive Kentucky Fried Chicken meal." And: some predictions from panelists at last week's Truckstop.com's user conference in Dallas on just how long good economic conditions will last in the wider economy -- and in trucking.

Duration:00:42:11

The ‘Amazon effect’ and opportunities for small fleets, owner-ops who can cash in

5/25/2018
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The 'big A' and its effect on the competition -- service demands with tightened delivery windows and the like -- offers opportunities for small fleets/owner-ops and/or brokerage partners who can stand out from the crowd. More from a Truckstop.com panel in this Overdrive Radio edition.

Duration:00:24:45

ELD-exempt (or not) trucking with W. Joel Baker: Inspections, adjustments, bedrock profitability

5/18/2018
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Independent owner-operator Baker's discussion of business opportunity, rate improvement and other conditions since the ELD mandate is the jumping-off point for this edition of Overdrive Radio. Also: a case for "form and manner" treatment of ticky-tack hours errors in ELDs...

Duration:00:27:23

Trucking needs the brotherhood virus to come alive, spread

5/11/2018
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In this week's Overdrive Radio podcast edition, Kentucky-based owner-op Jim Bardsley reflects on the virus' long dormancy, also detailing his more than three-decade history in trucking as he hits the slow roll toward retirement preparation, with a 1980s Ford LTL9000 restoration project upcoming to boot...

Duration:00:28:39

Mailbag: Most readers feel ELDs have exacerbated parking issues

5/4/2018
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A run through the mailbag on Overdrive Radio with contrarians on and, mostly, true believers in the notion that the ELD mandate has exacerbated parking issues around the nation. And: A little detail on an hours-enforcement-with-ELD situation that begged for officer leniency, and none was to be had.

Duration:00:14:14

Will FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez thread the needle toward hours change?

4/26/2018
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Colleagues James Jaillet and Davis Hollis joined me for this special edition Overdrive Radio podcast about their interview of FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez at MATS. Full audio of that interview is included, with further thoughts on hours-change potential in light of recent Congressional moves to grease the skids for it, so to speak, on tap for withdrawal, according to aides. ...

Duration:00:45:21

Don’t be a ‘one-and-done’: Know your customer to survive/thrive in the first year with carrier authority

4/20/2018
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For most new independent owner-ops, emphasizes Kevin Rutherford in this edition of Overdrive Radio, the customer (fundamentally the entity that pays your business for its service) is one, a few or several brokers. Too many owner-ops fail to see or treat their brokers like a customer, without which failure is any business' destiny. And: A view from the other side with small broker Al Zellmer.

Duration:00:31:57

Amazon: The 800-pound gorilla still in need of a few good lumpers

4/12/2018
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This week's Overdrive Radio podcast edition tells the story of an Amazon load hauled by Gary and Ondena Caraway, whose fine print said 12-48 hours would be required for unload at the Edwardsville, Ill., facility. When that 48 hours turned into a week.... Well, let's just say they were not happy indeed....

Duration:00:26:43

Parking, ELDs, advocacy, self-insurance (‘level the playing field,’ anyone?) and more with Tilden Curl

3/30/2018
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This edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast features a talk with owner-operator Tilden Curl, who believes removal of the self-insurance option for motor carriers might, "dare I say it, 'level the playing field'," he says, when it comes to the price put on risk in underwriting standards put on carriers of all sizes, with numerous implications...

Duration:00:31:06

MATS preview, live from Nashville: ‘Long Haul Paul’ Marhoefer with Jan, Donnie Gullett

3/21/2018
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With a new record out from Laughing Hyena records and available at many truck stops around the nation, trucker-songwriter Paul Marhoefer started the MATS week in Nashville, Tenn., where we caught up with him for an impromptu run through several of his tracks at the Fiddler's Inn.

Duration:00:26:27

Podcast special edition: Lay of the land for owner-ops, by the numbers again with ATBS’ Todd Amen

3/20/2018
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This special edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast features audio from ATBS President Todd Amen's March 20 conference call for owner-operators outlining annual mileage, revenue and income averages from 2017, among other metrics, for segments among its clients -- with a look ahead through this year.

Duration:00:50:07

Double-brokered loads, ELD issues, pausing that 14-hour clock already: Friday podcast round-up

3/16/2018
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This edition of Overdrive Radio further digs in around the expectation mismatch between brokers and carriers in load negotiations -- plus more views on the potential for hours of service change from readers.

Duration:00:20:32

Managing ridiculous expectations handed down from brokers

3/7/2018
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A talk with small fleet owner Leander Richmond for this Overdrive Radio podcast reveals some brokers have gone so far as to make it a contract stipulation that the carrier will be required to send proof of delivery within an hour of offload – or lose all claim to payment for that load. Sound outrageous? We thought so, too, but there's more. Take a listen.

Duration:00:25:44

Partners in Business podcast: Managing your money and time

2/23/2018
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This installment in the podcast series of Overdrive’s Partners in Business, excerpting portions of the manual coproduced with ATBS, covers how to develop and use profit and loss statements, and how to understand your revenue, earnings and costs.

Duration:00:18:28

Mailbag: Split sleeper-berth option high on haulers’ hours wish list

2/17/2018
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The large majority of reader respondents you’ll hear in this mailbag edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast took the notion of a pause button for the 14-hour rule farther. It’s split rest, or split sleeper berth period flexibility, that most want,

Duration:00:14:36

BigRigTravels.com turns 10: A talk with Stephen Michaels, its long-haul proprietor

2/9/2018
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In this latest edition of Overdrive Radio, Stephen Michaels talks about his informal ambassadorship from the trucking world to the motoring public via his BigRigTravels.com live-feed webcam, which has yielded plenty individual dividends in motorist education and a turn in the perception of trucking.

Duration:00:27:46

Partners in Business podcast: Getting started as an owner-operator

1/31/2018
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This Overdrive Radio podcast covers the first four chapters from the Partners in Business manual -- from making the transition to self-employment, choosing a financial services partner, creating a strong business plan and establishing your bookkeeping.

Duration:00:17:29