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‘If you can’t shift, you can’t drive!’ — Readers react on transmission transition in driver training

| October 17, 2014

Is more uptake of automatic transmissions the future of the industry? Most readers weighed in on the side of manual learning in driver training, but some sung automatic praises...

Far from just a ‘driver gripe’: Parking a growing concern for fleets, too

| October 14, 2014

A perennial concern of drivers and owner-operators stands firm in the ranks at the No. 6 position in a prominent fleet survey: Truck parking,

Be heard: Engage your representatives directly

Mike McRae | October 08, 2014

"If you don’t get involved, then as my dad and grampa would tell me, you don’t have any reason to complain when things are not going the way you think they should." --Owner-operator (retired) Mike ...

‘Mike’s Law’: National ‘business carry’ draft language and reader reaction

| September 26, 2014

The Small Business in Transportation Coalition's petition to Congress for a federal 'business carry' program for interstate drivers had garnered 1,423 signatures as of this morning, and SBTC had drafted text of potential "enabling legislation" ...

‘Most Beautiful’ dustup

| September 17, 2014

In the wake of Overdrive's second annual 'Most Beautiful' program recognizing female drivers, readers offer criticism of -- and some kudos for -- the effort.

Report: Air horns for four-wheeler safety?

| September 11, 2014

More and more, drivers are taking the issue of four-wheeler distraction (chiefly by cellphones) into their own hands....

The most memorable haul of your life

| September 02, 2014

While the question has been asked in various forms over the years here and elsewhere -- "your most memorable haul? -- this round's responses yielded no small amount of tales and tall and/or solid in ...

Speed limiters not ‘worth the hassle’: More voices on potential mandate

| August 29, 2014

Michael Goodman, among others: "Forcing speed limiters will make roads less safe and be another unnecessary cost to the millions of truck owners in the United States."

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