election

Final tally: Trucking gave $160k to Trump campaign, $6.3M overall in political contributions

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) was the industry’s top recipient, scoring more than $169,000. President-elect Donald Trump was second, drawing $161,703. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton ranked third, receiving $114,256.

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Marijuana wins big in 2016 elections, still off limits for truckers, DOT says

After four more states voted to approve legalization of marijuana Tuesday, it appears the Department of Transportation will stand by its previous stance that using marijuana is forbidden for truck drivers as long as it remains a Schedule I drug.

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Voter registration, absentee application deadlines approaching quickly

Planning to be home on a particular day weeks in advance can be a difficult or impossible task for owner-operators. Provisions for absentee voting, and early voting in states that offer it, make it unnecessary to worry about that commitment for the Nov. 8 presidential election.

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How to get caught up for the election

The Haul the Vote website provides a great resource for getting registered to vote, seeing who will be on your ballot, and learning about issues inside and outside of trucking.

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Hot Button: Truckers’ choice for President

Sixty-six percent of Overdrive readers participating in our 2012 presidential election poll favored Mitt Romney as their candidate of choice.

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Joe Biden on the big-rig business

Trucking could use a little more of what the Vice President seems to have had back in 1973, a true empathy for the realities of the independent trucking business.

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How do you feel about the elections?

Take a second to express your thoughts on Tuesday's voting. What do the results mean for trucking? For your individual welfare?

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