Readers weigh in on root causes after NHTSA's examination of crash statistics showed a sharp rise in truck occupant crash fatalities (20 percent) between 2010 and 2011.
With the deeper incursions into driver scheduling that have accompanied new versions of the rule, conflicts with operational realities and individual rest cycles become more glaring.
A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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