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VA’s hard work begins with Shinseki’s departure

One in three Overdrive readers got what they wanted when Veterans Affairs head Eric Shinseki stepped down in late May. More on reaction to VA problems here.

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The scrum over mandatory detention pay

Following the Obama administration's nod to the notion of mandatory detention pay in its draft highway bill, debate has intensified over whether the federal government ought to be involved in detention at all.

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Trucking 101

Learning long and hard: "I haven't developed the nerves it takes to play these monkey games. I'm still panicky when the truck isn't rolling."

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Foghorn Leghorn for Congress

"It's hard to explain to a kid who's always lived in a 'never close' world how it feels to look forward to something as trivial as a cartoon show."

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Fuel-island etiquette: What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Wendy Parker struck a nerve with her "Short fuses at the fuel island" blog post. It dealt with commonly expressed aggravation with long waits as some drivers use the island for things other than fueling.

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Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 1

Everyone in the supply chain benefits from uncompensated detention time – except the driver. Some see a shift toward hourly pay as a solution; other solutions are explored in this part 1 of a two-part series on detention.

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Hurry up and wait or pay $500

A receiver's message comes in over the Qualcomm while Wendy and George have been waiting an hour in a line of trucks to get unloaded: "Late drivers will be fined $500." Oh the humanity!

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

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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