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Readers say no to speed governing, less equivocal on a national speed limit

| August 18, 2014

Haven't we been here before? With some industry organizations calling for a national 65-mph speed limit and governing of Class 7 and 8 trucks to similar limits, readers weigh in.

Mike Parkhurst’s legacy of reform

| August 05, 2014

Today’s owner-operators have him and other leaders, as well as thousands of drivers who followed them, to thank for today’s ease of entry to the industry. No one should take for granted the freedom to ...

‘Perfect storm’ for driver issues afoot?

| June 28, 2014

In the words of driver Allen Smith: "with all that has just happened in just the last 3 weeks, we have the momentum and leverage needed to encourage the FMCSA to listen intently, while everything ...

Trucker-cycler Scott Grenerth relocates: To Grain Valley

| June 24, 2014

A walk through memory of recent years following the day I met Grenerth running on a Nashville road with Jasmine "Jazzy" Jordan in 2010; Grenerth is now OOIDA's regulatory affairs director.

View: Fleets can lead way toward renewal of respect and honor for driving profession

| June 23, 2014

Overdrive's Jack Roberts answers the question: "When did we, as a society, transition from holding drivers in high regard to regarding them as people who drive trucks because 'they can’t do anything else?'"

Wendy rants back

| June 22, 2014

In which Wendy responds to Whoopi Golderberg's recent trucking-related YouTube rant with one of her own. . .

Scott Grenerth named OOIDA regulatory director

| June 20, 2014

Scott Grenerth, former Fikes- and, later, CRST-leased owner-operator, will head up OOIDA's regulatory advocacy operation.

Reader: Truck drivers essential to American way of life

| June 11, 2014

This letter and salute to the American driver came in from Elberta Bocock, administrator of a Facebook page that is itself something of a salute.

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