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Operators losing business because of CSA

| February 19, 2013

Data quality and negative business impact stood out as key operator concerns as readers responded to early-2013 CSA reporting.

FMCSA to host MATS driver-training listening session

| February 11, 2013

The session will take place Friday, March 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in room C101 at the Louisville convention center. No registration is required. Webcast details are forthcoming.

More than an office: Other novel uses for shipping containers

| December 12, 2012

Readers offer different ideas for ways to repurpose intermodal shipping containers in building projects.

Modest proposal: $65/hour, fair detention rate to protect small biz

| November 27, 2012

A reader sees a need for mandatory detention pay to protect the small business trucking life from the continuing encroachment of big-business competition and government regulation in the form of tightening hours and EOBRs.

Does FMCSA’s medical card verification program violate HIPAA?

| November 23, 2012

Short answer: Probably not. Here find a roundup of viewpoints from readers on this and other issues surrounding FMCSA's new medical card-verification policy.

Sunset on fall photos series: View from Roanoke, Va.

| November 19, 2012

This view near Roanoke, Va., shot by Dawn L. Charest on a run to the state with her long-haul husband, David, puts a cap on our fall photos series for 2012.

Reader: ‘I usually hate concept trucks, but I think I would drive this one’

| November 18, 2012

A concept drawing of an ultra-aerodynamic tractor by Volvo yields surprising commentary from Overdrive readers.

Mobile trends: Has your smartphone replaced your GPS?

| November 12, 2012

Survey results from uShip's annual mobile technology survey showed a majority of operators either relying on their smartphones for navigation more than their GPS units or recognizing that potential.

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