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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Tony Justice: No ‘crystal ball’ for hours proposal’s post-Martinez future; Jason Lee Wilson live in a cave

Past Overdrive talent search winner Jason Lee Wilson live from a cave, Tony Justice from a speedway, and: Justice says, well, unlike so many out there, he doesn't seem to be able to get his crystal ball powered up when it comes to predicting the future of the proposed hours changes post-Martinez.

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VP undercover in a large carrier’s training program; Voices From 10-4 D.C.

In this edition of Overdrive Radio, the story of C.R. England VP Pam Wilson's undercover assignment, which began her company employment, as a new driver in the company's training program with an eye toward improving the new-driver experience; and: voices from 10-4 D.C.

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California independent contractor fallout: ‘Two-check’ employee/contractor pay system explored

This week's Overdrive Radio podcast: A talk through history of the two-check "employee owner-op" model of the past with OOIDA board member and small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold, in the wake of California's codification of strict new rules around the independent contractor classification.

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‘Truck parking only’: Working together toward a new get-in reality

The need for greater parking capacity, well-positioned, throughout the nation is no secret. The need along Texas lanes was the subject of the lively discussion devoted to parking at GATS. In today’s edition of Overdrive Radio, hear just what could well provide a model toward engaging with other states, too.

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After the accident: Coping, personal perspective, first-responder heroics and practical guidance

And a story of reunification of Harry Pierce's ridealong pet, Blue, and his wife in Wyoming, after Pierce's fatal head-on crash with a motorist making a reckless pass in Kansas. Listen: First responders detail accident recommendations and professional truckers discuss how to cope with tragedy.

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