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‘Still not listening’: Readers react to FMCSA’s hours study

Overdrive readers in large part showed skepticism over FMCSA's hours-impact study and its conclusion that last year's changes improve safety -- Congressman continues call for independent review.

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Driver-to-driver tip: Slow down for a passing rig

Reader Kurt Kleinschnitz offered this driving tip in part to "improve the quality of life for the other drivers on the highway, and boost the standing of all truck drivers with the public."

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Owner-operators show business optimism for 2014

Results of polling on 2014 business outlook shows generally optimistic views from the majority of respondents relative to the past year.

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Readers mixed on wide-single tires

Point of view on wide single tires to replace duals on drive and trailer axles is all over the map, as evidenced by a recent discussion here on OverdriveOnline.com and Facebook.

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Get your load on! (Edition 6)

From space capsules to new cars, cattle and more garden variety loads dressed up behind spectacular tractors, this occasional series delivers more great photos of readers' loads. Find out how to send in your own here, too.

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Podcast: Safety, the best argument for more flexible sleeper splits

Also in this Voices special edition podcast, operator dispatches on the California Air Resources Board's Truck and Bus Rule, which officially goes into effect for 1996-2006 model year engines Jan. 1.

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Readers largely cynical on ‘nuclear’ filibuster move

77 percent of readers looked unfavorably on Senate Democrats' changing of filibuster rules.

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UPDATED: Medical certification confusion — and a state by state resource guide for meeting Jan. 30 reporting deadline

Clearing up some of the confusion around self-reporting of CDL holders' medical certifications. Reporting deadline: Jan. 30, 2014; Kansas, Idaho here update their procedures since original story aired.

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Hot buttons: Iran nuclear negotiations a dangerous game?

A slight majority of readers seemed to think so. More than 50 percent voted a categorical “no” to the question of whether Iran should be able to pursue nuclear power development minus international economic sanctions.

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Get your load on! (5th edition)

More stunning -- and novel -- photos of reader loads of recent memory in the latest of this occasional series. Find out how to send in your own here.

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