voices

Talk of the road: House bill to hold hours changes

| November 05, 2013

For bill supporters, key to convincing lawmakers to sign on to the effort may well be showing the economic impact of the new rule.

Should time away from home be systematically limited?

Cary Goodman | October 24, 2013

Owner-operator Cary Goodman asks this question in a letter to the editor.

Industry-change conversation continues following ‘Ride’ effort

| October 15, 2013

If the Ride for the Constitution did anything, it got drivers, owner-operators and advocates talking more directly about how to pursue industry change. Find a round-up of some of their voices here.

Ride spokesperson says main goal: Impeach Obama

| October 09, 2013

Trucking grievances taking second stage in the Ride for the Constitution's effort, according to organizers, who have distanced themselves from a driver involved in planning. Find other updates here.

What happened to right-lane running? Readers respond

| October 08, 2013

Readers respond to Thom Jansen's question what happened to the an old credo taught to him by this driver father about always running in the right lane except when passing.

More industry unity would pay big dividends on regulations

Robert Steele | September 24, 2013

St. Augustine, Fla.-based small fleet owner Robert Steele weighs in on need for a united front on shippers/receivers wasting drivers' time, hours, and other issues.

Drone use: Effective terrorism deterrent or slippery slope?

| September 22, 2013

Half of Overdrive readers prefer more clear limitations of pilot-less aircraft's use in combat operations.

Remembering a husband and hero

Dalene Davies-Smoot | August 07, 2013

According to this account by Dalene Davies-Smoot, Bob Smoot's widow, Smoot, gunned down at work as a small fleet operator, was a true driver's friend and advocate. "Next to his family, Bob loved his drivers ...

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