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Updated: Readers react to ‘Suicide by truck’ cover feature probing the on-highway unthinkable

Several Overdrive readers responded to the magazine's "Suicide by truck" feature with stories of their own. If you have one you want to share, feel free to use the comments under this post.

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Potential FMCSA chief Darling ‘appreciates truckers,’ says OOIDA: That and other reactions to nomination

Both the American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association have expressed their support for the nomination of Scott Darling to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as official administrator, a role he’s performed on an acting basis for nearly a year. President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Darling to head the DOT’s trucking and bus regulator, leaving a Senate vote the only thing standing in the way of Darling becoming the agency’s next ...

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Sleep apnea: Leadership needed on the issue

"Until a formal regulation is established with clear guidelines and borders are created, we will continue to suffer with this. " --reader Eddie Crooks on confusion at examiner, state and federal levels over sleep apnea

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‘Huge mistake’: Readers sound off on speed limiters

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, voices are raised against any speed limiter mandate, while some emphasize alternatives to imposing a single speed on on-highway trucks, such as adequate training and rewards for voluntary governing,

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Texas Trucking Association president calls for speed limit reduction

And readers sound off on speed in the wake of South Dakota's early-April introduction of an 80-mph top speed limit.

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Driver-facing camera might mark ‘the end’ of one driver’s career

"I would be interested to hear what a supervisor would think of having a camera in his car and in his office, given how they preach the benefits of having a camera." –Charlie LaPorta, Southington, Conn.

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Hot button: ‘Two-state solution’ in Israel called into question

When Israeli head of state Benjamin Netanyahu in March appeared to walk back support for an independent Palestine, a majority of Overdrive readers expressed views of a piece.

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Mailbag: ‘Don’t help the lawyers. Help us.’ –Readers on insurance

In this podcast, readers weigh in on rising insurance costs, urging regulators and congress not to hike minimums, which might well serve only to line the pockets of attorneys and deleteriously affect the trucking business.

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Fuel-tax hike indexed to inflation the wrong idea to fund roads

Vermont-based Michael Dudley throws a tomato at the notion that a tax hike is necessary to properly fund highways: "Stop allowing our government to waste our money!"

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READER: Mixed feelings on driver training standards

"There probably should be some minimum standards. But as long as the government is setting them, I am not sure there will be meaningful rules that make sense." --Michael Goodman

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