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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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LETTER: Go niche to avoid being the last independent standing

Recently retired owner-operator Mike McRae responds to Overdrive's May issue with further evidence of where the profits are for independent single-truck businesses.

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Hours restart looming July 1

Could the July 1 hours changes be much ado about nothing? Many Overdrive readers say so -- but for some drivers with little control over weekly scheduling routinely maximizing driving hours, the change may bust the bottom line.

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

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.

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Carriers, drivers aligned on need for shift in enforcement priorities

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.

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Readers want immigration enforcement, not reform

“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.

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

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

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Why confiscation is unlikely

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."

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