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Remembering a husband and hero

Dalene Davies-Smoot | August 07, 2013

According to this account by Dalene Davies-Smoot, Bob Smoot's widow, Smoot, gunned down at work as a small fleet operator, was a true driver's friend and advocate. "Next to his family, Bob loved his drivers ...

Lumper fees: Sometimes a little push-back works

| August 06, 2013

Readers respond to Wendy Parker's "To lump or not to lump..." story about the lumper fees common at grocery distributors -- if carriers aren't being compensated for fees by shipper or receiver, then U.S. law ...

The undeclared war on owner-operators

Greg Fulton | July 30, 2013

Reclassification, hours of service rules, increased equipment costs and state and local regulations on idling, parking and noise are smothering the owner-operator, writes Greg Fulton.

Readers to government: ‘Clamp down on homeland spying’

| July 29, 2013

A large majority of Overdrive readers favor limitations on the much-debated NSA spying effort.

Weighing in on the hours changes

| July 23, 2013

Reader response to the hours changes that went into effect July 1 show operational limitations, with implications for revenue.

Gale Banks / Mike Ryan Racing super-turbo rig at Pike’s Peak

| July 08, 2013

"Attending the Pike's Peak hill climb needs to be on everyone's bucket list!" says reader Don Christner -- more here on Class 8 racer Mike Ryan's performance at the June 30 event.

Independence Day trucking traditions

| July 04, 2013

Keep on keeping on: That's what a lot of commenters on our Facebook page told us they were planning for the Fourth of July, among other proud traditions.

CARB mandate: ‘Government working against us’

| June 24, 2013

From raising rates to running in the Golden State no longer, owner-operators sound off on methods of dealing with and impacts real and potential of CARB's powertrain upgrade requirements.

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