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.
How technology is "changing some of what I want to believe about my business," in the words of owner-operator Gary Buchs, in this his debut on the Overdrive Extra blog. Among tech's benefits: freeing up the resource of time "to study the markets and pursue new customers, making my business more efficient."
There's evidence some inspectors are incorrectly encoding no-ELD violations under CSA-score-contributing, AOBRD-related 395.15 violation codes in addition to previously reported 395.8(a) codes in the soft enforcement period.
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.
First came the Tesla Semi videos sans trailers. Now several videos have recently been posted showing the electric tractors towing trailers on city streets and the highway. See the videos here, which includes footage of a Tesla Semi being followed down the highway, one of a Semi making a turn across a highway into a supercharging station and another showing the truck’s quick acceleration.
A new record, another trailer getting the message out onto the streets, quite actually, for Australian singer-songwriter Jayne Denham down under. Following the "Calamity" record's March 16 release, she's performing next week at MATS. Among trucker-songwriters also performing at various times are several whose names will be familiar to Overdrive readers.
A visit with owner-operator Jerry Boyd, whose 2016 Prostar has something on its front that you don't see very often in the Southeast, an Alaska plate under its apportioned plate, following a memorable far-north run back last June. Boyd may well get to use it again before the registration runs out ...
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.
Bullpen Rescue of Georgia believes it has the perfect ridealong companion for a highway hauler among the rescue dogs for whom it's trying to find a home. And: On the 20th anniversary of Peter Gallicchio's trucking father's death, he's in search of a particular Overdrive issue where the family's company mini Crosley tractor-trailer was featured.
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