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Be heard: Engage your representatives directly

"If you don’t get involved, then as my dad and grampa would tell me, you don’t have any reason to complain when things are not going the way you think they should." --Owner-operator (retired) Mike McRae

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‘Mike’s Law': National ‘business carry’ draft language and reader reaction

The Small Business in Transportation Coalition's petition to Congress for a federal 'business carry' program for interstate drivers had garnered 1,423 signatures as of this morning, and SBTC had drafted text of potential "enabling legislation" and filed it with Congressional representatives.

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Out from behind the camera: Big Rig Videos’ Chris Fiffie

Florida-based videographer and former truck driver Chris Fiffie has been turning heads over the past year with his vid series of Rolling CB Interviews with owner-operators.

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‘Most Beautiful’ dustup

In the wake of Overdrive's second annual 'Most Beautiful' program recognizing female drivers, readers offer criticism of -- and some kudos for -- the effort.

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The best advice I ever got about trucking

Wendy Parker runs down some answers to the question, including this nugget: “Listen to the old-timers in all their trucking BS -- there is always a grain of truth, and you learn something.”

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The most memorable haul of your life

While the question has been asked in various forms over the years here and elsewhere -- "your most memorable haul? -- this round's responses yielded no small amount of tales and tall and/or solid in stature. Take a run through some of the best here.

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A time for thanks to those who always deliver

Greg Fulton, President of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, delivers a message to the general public in appreciation of drivers.

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Readers say no to speed governing, less equivocal on a national speed limit

Haven't we been here before? With some industry organizations calling for a national 65-mph speed limit and governing of Class 7 and 8 trucks to similar limits, readers weigh in.

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Trucking far from ‘under-regulated': Reactions to CNBC’s ‘Collision course’ series

The CNBC series itself wondered why there is not a "national outcry" for more trucking regulations. As reader Dianne Vranesic put it quite simply, "'Under-regulated'? Are you kidding?"

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Sharing the road: Some common sense on regulations to reduce crashes

From owner-operator Pete Zimmer: "Put the safety where needed. Educate auto drivers. Increase fines to make an impact. Put regulations where the biggest problems lie. Make fines equal for all. We are all on the same highways."

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