voices

Anti-ELD petition to White House launched; more voices on the mandate

Language of the petition, which has a goal of 100,000 signatures collected by April 18, reflects voices of opposition among many Overdrive readers, approximately 3 of every 4 according to recent polling.

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ELD mandate: Readers respond

Among Overdrive readers, more than half of the respondents to a poll conducted in the weeks prior to the ELD mandate's release showed a strong preference for another line or work or retirement over use of the devices.

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Readers debate New Entrant test

While a majority were positive about FMCSA's plan to introduce regs testing into the process for obtaining operating authority, questions as to the scope of test questions remained as the second federal listening session on the subject approached.

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Get your load on! (Edition 7)

From construction equipment to more garden variety loads dressed up behind spectacular tractors, this occasional series delivers more great photos of readers' loads. Find out how to send in your own ...

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Division over minimum hourly pay

With President Obama advocating for a $10.10/hour federal minimum wage and some states having raised the minimum wage as high as $15, readers showed fairly even division on the issue.

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What you would do with the Long Haul Survivor

With the raffling off of the Long Haul Survivor cancer-research-benefit custom Peterbilt coming up in May, we asked readers what they would do were they to win the truck. Find a round-up of answers here.

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Acquisition, maintenance cost worries stand out in post-2018 efficiency standards conversation

Readers sound off on President Obama's announcement of plans for post-2018 model truck fuel-efficiency/emissions standards.

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EOBRs/ELDs are being put in the wrong place

Owner-operator S.E. McCurdy argues an alternative to the ELD/EOBR mandate in a time-card system to put the burden of accounting for drivers' time on those who would waste it.

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‘Still not listening': Readers react to FMCSA’s hours study

Overdrive readers in large part showed skepticism over FMCSA's hours-impact study and its conclusion that last year's changes improve safety -- Congressman continues call for independent review.

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Driver-to-driver tip: Slow down for a passing rig

Reader Kurt Kleinschnitz offered this driving tip in part to "improve the quality of life for the other drivers on the highway, and boost the standing of all truck drivers with the public."

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