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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.

POLL: Do you support OOIDA’s call for Anne Ferro’s resignation?

| June 06, 2014

OOIDA's June 6 letter to the DOT secretary alleged a "bias against truckers" that precluded Ferro's impartial conduct in her job as the FMCSA's chief regulator. Where do you stand on the call for her ...

Why the general public should also know what ‘barratry’ means

| June 04, 2014

A full-page ad in Maxim magazine equating truckers with serial killers spawns an effort to get the magazines removed from retail outlets. A little kudos goes to some truck stops who've joined the effort.

OOIDA, Western Star ‘Spirit of American Trucker’ tour hits the road

| June 04, 2014

After building a truck from the ground up through fan votes, the Western Star “Design Our Star” show truck is now on the road, pulling the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour ...

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