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‘Huge mistake': Readers sound off on speed limiters

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, voices are raised against any speed limiter mandate, while some emphasize alternatives to imposing a single speed on on-highway trucks, such as adequate training and rewards for voluntary governing,

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Texas Trucking Association president calls for speed limit reduction

And readers sound off on speed in the wake of South Dakota's early-April introduction of an 80-mph top speed limit.

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Driver-facing camera might mark ‘the end’ of one driver’s career

"I would be interested to hear what a supervisor would think of having a camera in his car and in his office, given how they preach the benefits of having a camera." –Charlie LaPorta, Southington, Conn.

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Hot button: ‘Two-state solution’ in Israel called into question

When Israeli head of state Benjamin Netanyahu in March appeared to walk back support for an independent Palestine, a majority of Overdrive readers expressed views of a piece.

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Mailbag: ‘Don’t help the lawyers. Help us.’ –Readers on insurance

In this podcast, readers weigh in on rising insurance costs, urging regulators and congress not to hike minimums, which might well serve only to line the pockets of attorneys and deleteriously affect the trucking business.

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Fuel-tax hike indexed to inflation the wrong idea to fund roads

Vermont-based Michael Dudley throws a tomato at the notion that a tax hike is necessary to properly fund highways: "Stop allowing our government to waste our money!"

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READER: Mixed feelings on driver training standards

"There probably should be some minimum standards. But as long as the government is setting them, I am not sure there will be meaningful rules that make sense." --Michael Goodman

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To carry or not to carry: 65 percent of readers say physical med card still key in inspections

As evidenced by February polling here, the physical medical card remained part of more than 6 in 10 readers’ most-recent roadside stops.

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Why aren’t 20-somethings interested in truck driving?

A bevy of voices in response to one twenty-something's prescription for the industry on attracting the next generation of drivers.

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Keystone XL: Congress sends approval bill to the White House

Legislation granting necessary approvals for the pipeline has now passed both houses of Congress -- President has signaled he would veto the measure.

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