polls

POLL: Should military-style equipment be used by local law enforcement?

A national debate about the militarization of public space has erupted in the wake of violence in Ferguson, Mo. Weigh in here on the question of whether local law enforcement ought to routinely deploy military-type hardware.

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POLL: What freight-matching service do you use most?

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Have you ever been tested/treated for sleep apnea?

This poll looks at incidence of apnea testing and treatment -- have you been tested or treated recently or in the past, whether as a result of a DOT physical or a regular doctor visit? Tell us here.

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POLL: Has your most recent DOT physical resulted in a sleep apnea test?

With no official regulation or guidance on testing for the sleep apnea condition in the rulebooks, practices vary around the nation -- some say apnea testing is on the rise. Tell us your recent med cert experience in this poll.

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POLL: Where are you doing your restarts?

Since the 2013 hours changes and new restart restrictions, are you getting your restart at home, a fleet terminal or out on the road? Or are you operating solely on recap hours? Tell us in this poll.

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POLL: Should carrier CSA scores be withheld from public view?

Given CSA problems shown by various reports this year and last, should BASIC scores be withheld from public view? If so, should inspection/violation data remain accessible? Tell us what you think here.

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POLL: Should truck size/weight limits be changed?

With federal attention to tractor-trailer size and weight and some groups lobbying for increases, tell us what you think in general and specific terms about where weight needs to go -- or remain -- in this poll and comments section.

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Division over minimum hourly pay

With President Obama advocating for a $10.10/hour federal minimum wage and some states having raised the minimum wage as high as $15, readers showed fairly even division on the issue.

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Owner-operators show business optimism for 2014

Results of polling on 2014 business outlook shows generally optimistic views from the majority of respondents relative to the past year.

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What kinds of questions should be on the New Entrant test?

This question, answers to which are central to FMCSA's needs in preparing its New Entrant test rulemaking, saw some debate at the recent listening session on the subject. Weigh in yourself via this poll.

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