Truckers together in pursuit of victory over child abuse with ATTACA

The notion in the headline here is, at least, the goal of Western Flyer Express founder Rodney Timms, based in Oklahoma and also the founder of the All Truckers Together Against Child Abuse (ATTACA) org. In this week's edition of Overdrive Radio, find Timms' impassioned plea to the trucking community to join him.

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‘Autonomy’ for whom? The independent owner-operator and tech skeptic featured in new film

In this Overdrive Radio edition, count Debbie Desiderato among technology skeptics when it comes to the choice our society is likely to be presented eventually in some form -- whether to fully accept high-speed vehicles on public roads without an operator capable of reason and judgment behind the wheel.

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Countdown through a parking shortage, tech surge, truck boot … 2019’s Top 10 podcast episodes

Listen: A year-in-review on the Overdrive Radio podcast this week, covering a boatload of ground all told: From trucking history to shutdowns and slow rolls, parking and booting, the ELD mandate and hours of service, small fleet business and the limits to quick growth, working the spot market and so much more ...

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How to get more time for a malfunctioning ELD, training rule redux, more

Find in this week's podcast a reminder of just how to get that grace-period extension. Also: More on the Entry Level Training Rule and its likely delay with operator Scott Hainline, who was trained twice, in entirely different trucking eras, bookended by a career in law enforcement.

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The methodical tour, by ‘Choice,’ from corporate America to a small flatbed fleet

Fredrick "Choice M.A.S." Claxton caught the trucking bug following a two-wheeled cross-country tour on a Suzuki street bike. In this Overdrive Radio edition, he details his methodical approach building a young second career in flatbed after an office job with one of most recognizable names in apparel.

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With training rule delay in the offing, operator Scott Hainline compares own ’70s, 2010s training

The Entry Level Driver Training Rule's delay by as much as two years' time is set to be made official any day now. Along the way in this edition of Overdrive Radio, views on perhaps misplaced federal priorities -- or dropped balls -- when it comes to this particular delay.

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Listen: Talent Search winner Taylor Barker’s new musical bonds; Brumbach Stephens hauls one giant tree

Listen: Owner-operator and Trucker Talent Search winner on trucking, music and life in general in-studio from Nashville, likewise former small fleet owner now with Wilbanks Trucking, Brumbach Stephens, on the haul of a lifetime with this year's Capitol Christmas tree.

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Occupied vehicle booting: ‘No, it does not happen to cars’; More 10-4 voices

In this Overdrive Radio edition, readers offer some obvious-seeming advice: If you're at an open location with any no-parking sign within eyesight –- do the reasonable thing and get out and ask a question in-store before you make a $300 or more costly mistake.That only works to an extent, of course. ... Some cases here, also, from readers where it most definitely didn't.

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The truck booting trap, and one small fleet owner’s ongoing crusade for a solution

Local and/or state regs around booting and towing vary considerably, as small fleet owner Leander Richmond has most certainly found in his efforts to raise awareness among truckers and law enforcement about the more predatory boots in that business. Here in this week's Overdrive Radio podcast, what he sees as a possible solution to the problem.

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‘Highways and heart attacks’ to trucker Will Beeley’s place in the American songbook

Today on Overdrive Radio: Will Beeley's new “Highways and Heart Attacks” record is the singer-songwriter and hazmat pressurized tank hauler's third full-length record, and his first in 40 years. His story in music reaches back to the late 1960s, runs through an iconic record label in Mississippi and extends on up into the present day.

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