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Amid government shutdown furor, a tap on the sleep apnea brakes

| October 03, 2013

For now. There are indications that Congressional mandating of FMCSA taking a rulemaking approach to any apnea regulation would slow the process down, though some readers didn't see it that way.

Will you participate in the ‘Truckers Ride for the Consitution?’

| October 01, 2013

The "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" Facebook page has been calling drivers to participate in an Oct. 11 Washington, D.C., area convoy, demonstrations around the country through the 13th and more, likewise a buy-nothing solidarity ...

Hot Button: What would be the No. 1 effect of a wide owner-operator shutdown?

| September 27, 2013

Opinion on the potential effects resulting from a wide shutdown has varied widely among Overdrive readers -- from a solid negative for truckers' public image to political leverage on regs.

Wanted: Smarter, simpler, more streamlined trucking regulations

Greg Fulton | September 15, 2013

This op-ed by Colorado trucking association head Greg Fulton argues for "eliminat any unnecessary or outdated regulations. At the same time, we need to streamline the existing ones."

Readers to government: ‘Clamp down on homeland spying’

| July 29, 2013

A large majority of Overdrive readers favor limitations on the much-debated NSA spying effort.

Hours changes premium: $300 down, more to come…

| July 15, 2013

Wendy details losses incurred directly as a result of the new hours of service changes: "As of the 10th, we've lost approximately $300 due directly to the new laws."

CARB mandate: ‘Government working against us’

| June 24, 2013

From raising rates to running in the Golden State no longer, owner-operators sound off on methods of dealing with and impacts real and potential of CARB's powertrain upgrade requirements.

Crashes and interventions: CSA’s crash flaw

| May 06, 2013

Independent owner-operators have the lowest rate of truck-involved crashes but are far more likely to be put out of service than drivers for carriers with 500 or more trucks, which have a higher crash rate.

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