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Get your load on! (3rd edition)

More pictures of interesting loads sent in by Overdrive readers -- find how to send your own here.

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FMCSA calling off so-called ‘red-shirt mandate’

FMCSA is conducting an internal review of all enforcement activities after the Truck-Regulation Public-Comment-Believability Index (TRPCBI) measure associated with the red-shirt NPRM flew into "way too positive" territory.

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Roundup: Glider kudos, sequester FMCSA, Levi’s ‘Trucker’ classic

Readers on Alabama's metal coil securement program and Fitzgerald's new dual-fuel glider with American Power group -- and a paean to an American denim classic. . .

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Inconsistent enforcement: Know your vulnerabilities

Inspectors around the nation know well the low-hanging fruit for violations in certain industry segments.

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Three letters, rhymes with ‘essay,’ not a veggie box…

'I got my CSA!' -- fresh local vegetables warm the cockles. Speaking those three letters makes most members of the general public feel nice and upright and good about themselves. Too bad we can't feel the same.

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Will young women now have to sign up for the draft?

A 61 percent majority of Overdrive readers showed no opposition to the Pentagon's official removal of the ban on women participating in combat roles, though questions remained for many.

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Inconsistent enforcement: Insist on inspection, not citation

The way the DataQs challenge system is working suggests conventional wisdom about citations and CSA scores is flawed, with the issue of unfinished clean inspections looming larger for carriers looking to improve CSA scores.

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Where do you stand on immigration reform?

Vote in our latest Hot Buttons poll on immigration reform law, and sound off in the comments.

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Online-services marketing gets cheeky

A funny ad display from the TruckingOffice software provider -- and two cheeky shirts from GetLoaded and MyGauges.

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Committee to finalize work on driver training April 8-10

The full MCSAC committee will meet Aprli 8-10 to issue recommendations on entry-level driver training regulations as well as hear briefings on a bevy of subjects from CSA to in-cab video monitoring.

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