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ELD mandate represents a ‘piece of freedom’ under threat, say readers

Audio: Three views of the ELD mandate show the strong opposition felt among many -- meantime, more debate on the pre-2000 model year exception and just who benefits most, by the numbers.

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ELD mandate’s pre-2000 model year exception: One owner-operator’s morning celebration, more voices raised

Independent Howard Salmon -- owner of a 1999 Kenworth W900 -- and his reaction to news of the pre-2000 model year exception in the ELD mandate -- more voices on the rule, too.

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CSA scores behind the curtain — what’s next?

Following FMCSA's pull of the CSA SMS from public view, some signs that the CSA bell will continue to ring in carrier selection processes from brokers and shippers in the "private CSA world." Some reader views, too, on FMCSA's move.

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Looking back — and forward — with Pure Grain to the band’s ‘Truckin Song’ video

"We are grateful of the support and love we have received from the truck drivers who have embraced us over the years." --Pure Grain's Brian DeBruler on the band's first vid, "Truckin Song," reaching 1 million views.

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Podcast: Lindsay Lawler’s ‘Highway Angel’ live in Nashville

In this edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast, hear Lawler's performance of the "Highway Angel" song at her Nashville tour finale.

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The ‘poison pill’ that remains in the recently passed highway bill, by the numbers

Unless fixed or removed in the House-Senate highway bill conference committee, the House's carrier "hiring standard" would unduly disadvantage well more than 1.5 million drivers for 440,000 carriers in the competition to secure business.

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New profile vid in ‘Life of a Trucker’ series by Tex Crowley hits close to home

From driver-videographer Tex Crowley, another slice of trucking from the voice and through the eyes of the stand-up human being behind the wheel -- this installment's subject, George Parker, certainly fits that description.

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Results: My 5K with this week’s Truckin’ Runners event

The Truckin' Runners Facebook group's virtual 5K is ongoing through the week; report here from the Cornelia Fort Airpark, whose runway served as my track.

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Holding on: Independent Zach Beadle and the ’76 Peterbilt cabover he won’t soon sell

More on emissions-system maintenance problems from one independent in Texas: "If a truck is always broke down and it takes forever to get it fixed, I'll stick with my old truck!"

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Overdrive Trucker Talent Search winner Nate Moran guesting at Lawler tour finale

Lindsay Lawler headlines the Oct. 29 performance at the downtown Nashville TA Petro, part of the third-annual Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour.

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