voices

‘Demand detention’ pay: Strong voices on compensation for waits

"Waiting over 6 hours to get loaded and then only getting 5 hours drive time ... Then you lose another day to get your next load, and $50 is not going to cover the lost time."

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Mailbag: ‘All about the money’? — Reader views on increasing truck weight

A sizable majority of Overdrive readers (64 percent) see negative primary consequences of any significant rise in interstate truck weight limits. Find a bevy of views in this mailbag podcast.

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Voices on NYT’s ‘Trucks are killing us’ column: Readers respond, ATA says column riddled with ‘falsehoods’

"Why waste print to tell so many lies, when you can actually help the issues that truly affect the entire line of all phases of transportation?" --Matt Whitelaw on the "Trucks Are Killing Us" op-ed

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ELDs and driver harrassment: Webinar upcoming; voices raised against the mandate

Details on a free Aug. 26 online seminar, plus more views on the ELD mandate following recent coverage. Many responses took a defiant or skeptical view of the mandate, reflecting recent polling showing 83 percent of readers opposed.

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Updated: Readers react to ‘Suicide by truck’ cover feature probing the on-highway unthinkable

Several Overdrive readers responded to the magazine's "Suicide by truck" feature with stories of their own. If you have one you want to share, feel free to use the comments under this post.

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Exemptions adding fuel to hours debate

Bob Hearns, among others, weighs in: "keep asking for those legitimate exemptions, and maybe the rule makers, who do not know the industry … might wake up and do not only the right thing, but the necessary thing."

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Redux: The cost of emissions-system maintenance

For too many truck buyers, such costs and associated practices are unforeseen and unheeded at time purchase, notes a longtime truck sales/service rep. And: "Let’s face it, even with proper maintenance emissions systems are still not as reliable as they should be."

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Sleep apnea: Leadership needed on the issue

"Until a formal regulation is established with clear guidelines and borders are created, we will continue to suffer with this. " --reader Eddie Crooks on confusion at examiner, state and federal levels over sleep apnea

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‘Long overdue’ — More driver voices raised on FMCSA’s diabetes rule-change proposal

If you haven't yet weighed in on the issue, today is your last day on the federal docket -- you have until midnight Eastern time to do so.

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Results: Perfecting the ‘hours of service wish list’

With the hours of service rule continuing to dominate the national trucking-safety conversation, readers weigh in with a top-five of hours of service wish list items, change ideas to improve safety.

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