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Remember when truckers ‘had to drive’ cabovers?

| November 14, 2014

Reader Greg Stanton asked the question attendant to his upload of this sharp Freightliner COE to Overdrive's Reader Rigs gallery. After we shared the pic -- and the question -- on the Facebook page, lo ...

Thursday round-up: What deer whistles, elections and NASTC’s annual meeting have in common

| November 06, 2014

Tools designed to mitigate hazard, maybe? At least one of these, maybe two (and it's not the NASTC meet, I can assure you) doesn't normally work so well. Nonetheless, fingers can always be crossed...

Audio mailbag: Liability insurance, sleeper berth flexibilityPodcast

| October 31, 2014

The first in a series of Voices podcasts airing editorial comment on a variety of issues, here stemming from discussion of both sleeper berth period flexibility and FMCSA's planned liability insurance hike in D.C. Call ...

‘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.

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