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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 ...

Lumper fees: Sometimes a little push-back works

| August 06, 2013

Readers respond to Wendy Parker's "To lump or not to lump..." story about the lumper fees common at grocery distributors -- if carriers aren't being compensated for fees by shipper or receiver, then U.S. law ...

Gale Banks / Mike Ryan Racing super-turbo rig at Pike’s Peak

| July 08, 2013

"Attending the Pike's Peak hill climb needs to be on everyone's bucket list!" says reader Don Christner -- more here on Class 8 racer Mike Ryan's performance at the June 30 event.

LETTER: Do unto drivers as you would have done unto you

| May 17, 2013

A sort of mild-nightmare scenario at a receiver for Prime driver Bob Sauter leads to larger thoughts on the terrible treatment many drivers see from shipping/receiving facility personnel.

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