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Reasons for the rise in truck-occupant crash deaths

Readers weigh in on root causes after NHTSA's examination of crash statistics showed a sharp rise in truck occupant crash fatalities (20 percent) between 2010 and 2011.

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More than an office: Other novel uses for shipping containers

Readers offer different ideas for ways to repurpose intermodal shipping containers in building projects.

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Reader: ‘I’d drive naked!’ — More on in-cab facial video monitoring

Readers respond to the question "Would you drive if your carrier had a camera pointed at your face or the road?" Sound off yourself here.

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Reader: FMCSA attacks safety ‘from the wrong end of the beast’

"If rates were up where they should be, drivers wouldn’t have to complain about receiving and loading fees one bit."

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Birds of a feather: Trucking tweeps @OverdriveUpdate

More selected new and/or noteworthy followers of Overdrive's Twitter feed, @overdriveupdate.

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Does FMCSA’s medical card verification program violate HIPAA?

Short answer: Probably not. Here find a roundup of viewpoints from readers on this and other issues surrounding FMCSA's new medical card-verification policy.

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Home (and away) for the holidays

61 percent of drivers report they plan to be home for Thanksgiving -- find a round-up in answer to our informal polling of readers on Overdrive's Facebook page about holiday plans.

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Sunset on fall photos series: View from Roanoke, Va.

This view near Roanoke, Va., shot by Dawn L. Charest on a run to the state with her long-haul husband, David, puts a cap on our fall photos series for 2012.

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Reader: ‘I usually hate concept trucks, but I think I would drive this one’

A concept drawing of an ultra-aerodynamic tractor by Volvo yields surprising commentary from Overdrive readers.

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Fall photo: By the roadside in Maryland

A roadside fall photo from Maryland, taken by Overdrive reader David Adorno Jr. Find out how to send us your own photos from the road here.

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