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Independence Day trucking traditions

Keep on keeping on: That's what a lot of commenters on our Facebook page told us they were planning for the Fourth of July, among other proud traditions.

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CARB mandate: ‘Government working against us’

From raising rates to running in the Golden State no longer, owner-operators sound off on methods of dealing with and impacts real and potential of CARB's powertrain upgrade requirements.

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Salute: From a truck driver’s daughter to her dad

Rici Lowe, 44, penned a poem of appreciation for her father, former owner-operator Richard "Buck" Buchholz of Caldwell, Idaho, on the occasion of Father's Day that she included with this letter.

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Team driver to law enforcement: ‘Don’t wake me up’

This letter from reader Martin Hill calls for state/federal law enforcement and inspection staff to cease practice of forcing sleeping codrivers awake for nothing more than an I.D. check.

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Get your load on! (4th edition)

Bee hives, portable grain bins on lowboy doubles, trackhoes in a dry van, and more photos of reader loads in the latest in this series. Find out how to send in your own here.

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Readers split on climate change

55 percent of Overdrive respondents to a poll on climate change reported believing that the very notion was a hoax.

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Sharing traffic intel

Overdrive would like your help in reporting daily short- and long-term traffic delays from construction, accidents and other highway mishaps -- utilize our Facebook/Twitter pages for sharing what you've seen with editors.

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Operator targeted in ‘trucker spy’ shooting speaks out

Owner-operator Bruce Johnston, targeted by Joseph Volpe in an on-highway shooting incident, speaks out with his version of events following Volpe's conviction in May 2013.

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LETTER: Earn your ‘professional’ title

Reader Earnest J. Williams on the furor over a Walmart that recently banned truck parking: "I have noticed that when we are wrong about something, we really don't want to have our errs pointed out to us, especially publicly."

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Trials for terrorism

A majority of readers continue to favor military tribunals as the most appropriate venues for trying terrorism suspects.

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