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Truck GPS units aren’t the problem in NYC

Truck GPS units aren’t the problem in NYC

New Jersey resident William Smith weighs in on the need for more accurate clearance signs in NYC and calls for operators to join him in pressing Congress.

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Putting agency heads in trucks makes good sense

Putting agency heads in trucks makes good sense

It makes sense that if someone is going to regulate the trucking industry, he or she should get real-world experience by spending time riding in a tractor-trailer.

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Readers: More gun restriction won’t help

Nine out of ten Overdrive readers either favor the status quo on official gun control or call for fewer restrictions on ownership.

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Reader: ‘We built our business one day at a time’

Overdrive reader Steve Bixler, in a team operation hauling frack sand with his wife, Doris, offers kudos on Max Heine's "Who built your business?" column.

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Reader: Government deserves some thanks

Reader: Government deserves some thanks

"The public needs trucks and truckers, and truckers need what the public pays for. The public will is expressed through government, not talk radio." --Jim Mesthene of Waltham, Mass.

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Government and jobs: Guiding hand? Or hands off?

Readers weigh in on our September issue hot-button question: What role should the federal government have in job creation?

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Hot buttons: Your choice for U.S. president

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National day of remembrance — for truck drivers

National day of remembrance -- for truck drivers

A self-proclaimed "proud trucker's wife" is circulating an online petition she hopes to take to Congress and the President to create a September 16 National Truck Driver Remembrance Day for the sacrifices haulers have made for the country. It would be a public holiday, says Melissa Peranteau of Sunbury, Penn., in text accompanying the petition, and would remember "those that we lost," she adds. Her husband, owner-operator Jim Peranteau, is leased to Prime, Inc. Here's what else ...

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Jason’s Law: Time for action is now

Jason's Law: Time for action is now

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously approved a two-year transportation authorization bill (S. 1813, or MAP-21) extending current funding levels and making other enhancements that could lead, said Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, to new jobs. Of chief interest for trucking advocates is the inclusion in this bill of Jason's Law, intended to fund various initiatives to expand and ensure the safety of truck parking on the National Highway System. In a hearing ...

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The limits of social media: More drivers needed in Washington meeting rooms

The limits of social media: More drivers needed in Washington meeting rooms

The final moments of the panel discussion between attendees and presenters during the Truck Driver Social Media Convention in Tunica, Miss., Oct. 15, brought the point of the whole enterprise into inspired relief. Frederick Schaffner of TheAmericanDriver.com, whom you may be familiar with for his part in leading efforts with others to change the Virginia two-hour truck parking time limits at rest areas to a less-draconian overnight parking prohibition, questioned a statement panelist and attorney Paul ...

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