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Reader: Truck drivers essential to American way of life

This letter and salute to the American driver came in from Elberta Bocock, administrator of a Facebook page that is itself something of a salute.

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Talk of broker transaction transparency continues

While skeptical voices were loudest following discussion of a move toward broker-carrier rate transparency, the conversation continues.

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ELDs: Privacy, competition, adoption

While the expectation of privacy and freedom of business choice are two different things, both tend to dominate ELD concerns... More voices on the mandate.

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As Senators finalize highway bill draft, more voices on size and weight

With a highway-bill draft expected from the Senate early next week, more reader voices on the size and weight issue, receiving no shortage of attention over the past year.

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Reports say Senate version of a highway bill next in line

What exactly could be in it is anybody's guess, but if it at all resembles what the Obama administration put out early this week, here's hoping it walks back from expansive tolling provisions...

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ELD rule public comments mixed, with renewed focus on hours rule

Among others, Mark Olsen of Clinton, Utah, echoed the overall mixed nature of the comments all told. However, he rejoined arguments in favor of the need for ELDs with a message heard increasingly -- that the hours of service rules in general are the bigger problem as regards true safety.

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FMCSA updates website

The public face of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at FMCSA.DOT.gov has been lifted -- or changed, as it were, with a somewhat comprehensive redesign.

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Anti-ELD petition to White House launched; more voices on the mandate

Language of the petition, which has a goal of 100,000 signatures collected by April 18, reflects voices of opposition among many Overdrive readers, approximately 3 of every 4 according to recent polling.

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ELD mandate: Readers respond

Among Overdrive readers, more than half of the respondents to a poll conducted in the weeks prior to the ELD mandate's release showed a strong preference for another line or work or retirement over use of the devices.

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Readers debate New Entrant test

While a majority were positive about FMCSA's plan to introduce regs testing into the process for obtaining operating authority, questions as to the scope of test questions remained as the second federal listening session on the subject approached.

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