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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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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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