elections

Two truckers set sights on governors’ races

Bryan Messenger, a 28-year-old company driver, is running for governor of Kentucky as a Republican, while Jason Childs, 46, seeks to be on the ballot as a Democrat for the governorship of Alabama.

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Good move, bad timing: Majority of readers approve of FBI director’s firing

In the immediate wake of President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey last week, most readers weighed in on the side of it being the right decision, though the president didn't go without criticism himself.

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Insurgent candidate Fred Zuckerman argues for effective organizing in bid for Teamsters presidency

Ballots in the Teamsters' leadership election were mailed out October 6. Central to Zuckerman's candidacy is Teamsters expansion and something of a retrenchment in freight -- bolstering "organizing in our core industry, in the freight industry."

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Election 2016 still ‘Trumped’ for truckers

Three out of four Overdrive readers report supporting Republican Donald Trump for President. That's a considerably higher percentage than was supporting the Republicans' 2012 candidate, Mitt Romney, at around this time that year.

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Getting involved gets easier

The act of casting a ballot is the easy part. Educating yourself on what's going on enough to be able to decide on how to vote, or how to influence your representatives to vote, is where the work comes in. And, yep, there's an app for that.

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‘Trust me,’ says the crocodile to the monkey

"This is an election year, also known as crocodile mating season, and the only way to keep the crocs on the other side of the river is to quit feeding them."

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Who are you supporting in the Presidential race?

Ahead of the Iowa caucuses set for the beginning of next month, who's got your support in the Presidential race today?

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Owner-operator Robert Gray loses Mississippi gubernatorial bid

Election returns from Mississippi show upstart Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Fancy Horse Transportation independent owner-operator Robert Gray losing soundly.

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Owner-operator John Raffone — for President?

Does he have a chance? Probably not. This question, however, is more in line with his professed goals: Could he at least help bring trucking into the national picture in some way other than just as a punching bag?

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POLL: What would be the best outcome for Tuesday’s Congressional elections?

What would be best for trucking: A still divided Congress with Republicans in control of the House, Democrats of the Senate? Or do you hope one party takes both? Tell us here.

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