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Driving blindfolded or asleep? Avoid these states

| November 21, 2012

Atlas Van Lines has put together a clever infographic highlighting statistics about distracted driving and safety.

Truckers to DOT: ‘Smartphones are winning’

| June 12, 2012

Smartphones are whipping the Department of Transportation in the battle for the attention of the motoring public, wrote Whitesboro, Texas-based Pennco Transportation driver Martin Groseclose on Overdrive’s Facebook page, in response to last week's news ...

Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | January 01, 2012

Stowaways are caught, Overdrive has a young fan, how to prevent joint pain, freight rates are holding and other industry oddities and news items are featured along with Truck Gallery.

Kicking the habit: Why a blanket cell-phone ban won’t work

| December 15, 2011

As if hearing the plethora of truck drivers' objections to the prohibitions on handheld cell use in-cab while driving, minus any similar prohibition for the motoring public and given the wide problem of motorist distraction ...

Texting temptation: A little ditty — and more — to help you resist

| September 08, 2011

A little good humor today -- with a safety message to boot. Admit it: We've all been tempted when it comes to texting while driving, right? What will it hurt to answer the spouse's question with ...

Auto-texting, safety-minded app available for Android, Blackberry

| December 21, 2010

On the heels of the Department of Transportation's proposed rule to ban handheld cell phone use by commercial drivers, I've been hearing from haulers who object to being singled out on the issue, as seems ...

FMCSA proposes rule to ban texting by truckers

| March 31, 2010

The proposal would impose sanctions on drivers and bar motor carriers from allowing their drivers to text while driving.

White House reviews cell phone use rule

| March 19, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation has drafted a proposed regulation that would ban text messaging and restrict cell phone use.

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