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ELD mandate: Independents’ final straw?

| April 17, 2014

An Overdrive survey shows between 50 and 70 percent of respondents threatening to exit the industry over the electronic-log mandate -- the highest percentages are among independents/small fleets.

Split sleeper wishful thinking, redux

| December 19, 2013

Is there hope for a good outcome of FMCSA's apparent focus on split sleep? Utilize 530-408-6423 to leave a message to contribute to a future podcast on the split-sleep subject.

Hot buttons: Iran nuclear negotiations a dangerous game?

| December 02, 2013

A slight majority of readers seemed to think so. More than 50 percent voted a categorical “no” to the question of whether Iran should be able to pursue nuclear power development minus international economic sanctions.

Readers: Say no to intervention in Syria

| August 30, 2013

As the drumbeat toward military strikes on Syria rose in late August 2013, nearly 60 percent of Overdrive readers indicated categorical opposition to any intervention.

CSA: Law enforcement/ driver perspective alignment

| April 22, 2013

Though drivers' No. 1 named CSA problem in recent polling is the deterioration in driver/officer relationships, an interview with CVSA's Stephen Keppler shows some concurrence on the system's problems.

Hot Buttons: Women in combat

| March 18, 2013

What do you think about the Pentagon’s removal of the ban on women serving in combat roles in the military? Is it a good or bad idea, or just official recognition of a role women ...

Readers split on marriage definition

| March 01, 2013

Our hot buttons poll asking for reader views on the Supreme Court's upcoming cases on the Defense of Marriage Act and state bans of same-sex marriage showed 56 percent of readers favoring a traditional view ...

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

| September 14, 2012

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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