voices

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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Readers to law enforcement: Look in the mirror

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.

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Long live the owner-operator!

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.

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Get your load on! (3rd edition)

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

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Will young women now have to sign up for the draft?

A 61 percent majority of Overdrive readers showed no opposition to the Pentagon's official removal of the ban on women participating in combat roles, though questions remained for many.

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Readers on the crash-fault ‘shell game’

In denying the possibility of fault determination, advocacy groups ignore the majority of car-truck crashes.

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Letter: ‘No gray areas’ for maintenance?

"To be super safe perhaps we should all park our vehicles when the first snowflake falls." --owner-operator Glenn Gilbert

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‘Hooked!’ — more on Homer’s custom wrecker

Accolades were heaped on Milwaukee-based Homer Schultz's amazing custom 1993 Peterbilt 379 wrecker in the wake of Overdrive's story on the rig.

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