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The perils of eavesdropping

I hate it when people eavesdrop. And now you should step far away from me, because I'm going to be struck by lightning for being a total hypocrite. I don't like it when people eavesdrop on my conversations, but I feel an intense desire to eavesdrop on others. It's an affliction. I could blame it on the fact that no one seems to have a public filter anymore -- people will loudly discuss the most ...

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On-highway reads: Revisiting ‘In the Driver’s Seat’

Writer and former owner-operator Marc Mayfield will be interviewed Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. EST on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program.

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Short haul v. long haul — Where do you stand?

Informal poll results from Overdrive's Facebook fans on the growing trend among owner-operators toward operation in short-haul applications.

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Drivers’ safety conversation continues

If the handheld cell ban for drivers (which goes into effect Jan. 3) has done anything for the nation's interstate haulers, it's upped the ante on the conversation on this blog about the direction of safety in the industry. Driver and radio host Big Al Weekley is back today with a lament for the safety practices of some among the driving public, with some strong ideas for change that are heavy on veterans' personal responsibility. ...

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