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

| May 17, 2013

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.

Carriers, drivers aligned on need for shift in enforcement priorities

| May 14, 2013

Following a speech at the 2013 CVSA spring workshop which decried states' outsize inspection focus, Overdrive readers responded largely positively to a message of new traffic-enforcement priorities.

Readers want immigration enforcement, not reform

| May 03, 2013

“There already is a legal path to citizenship,” said David S. McQueen, summing up the near-majority stance among Overdrive readers on the U.S. government’s feints toward immigration reform.

Views: Fair-labor exemption petition, truck driver as DOT secretary

| May 01, 2013

Owner-operator Joe Ammons launches his petition to the DOT secretary to disallow the trucking exemption from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Why confiscation is unlikely

| April 18, 2013

Overdrive's Wendy Parker: "Here is a very basic, bare bones answer to the question of what process is required to make a change in the Bill of Rights: It's not easy to do."

Readers to law enforcement: Look in the mirror

| April 16, 2013

Some drivers responding to news of Tennessee's use of troopers in big rigs to nab texting four-wheelers loved the idea -- others suggested it might be just another safety hazard.

Long live the owner-operator!

| April 10, 2013

Is the owner-operator a dying breed? Voices responding to the question posed on the Overdrive Extra blog suggest a shift in profitability toward short-haul niches.

Get your load on! (3rd edition)

| April 01, 2013

More pictures of interesting loads sent in by Overdrive readers -- find how to send your own here.

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