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Sunsetting the W9 — 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 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

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