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Industry-change conversation continues following ‘Ride’ effort

If the Ride for the Constitution did anything, it got drivers, owner-operators and advocates talking more directly about how to pursue industry change. Find a round-up of some of their voices here.

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Readers react to the Ride for the Constitution

Reader reactions for and against the Ride for the Constitution, slated to run Oct. 11-13. Our poll on participation in the action continues to show support falling but still at significant levels.

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What happened to right-lane running? Readers respond

Readers respond to Thom Jansen's question what happened to the an old credo taught to him by this driver father about always running in the right lane except when passing.

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What happened to staying in the right lane except when passing?

Thom Jansen of Warren, Mich., wonders what happened to the old credo, passed to him by his father, that drivers should stay in the right lane except when passing.

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Amid government shutdown furor, a tap on the sleep apnea brakes

For now. There are indications that Congressional mandating of FMCSA taking a rulemaking approach to any apnea regulation would slow the process down, though some readers didn't see it that way.

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Obamacare exchanges open, drivers sound off

Forty percent of Overdrive readers remain uncertain of how they will purchase insurance in 2014, as Obamacare implementation approaches.

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More industry unity would pay big dividends on regulations

St. Augustine, Fla.-based small fleet owner Robert Steele weighs in on need for a united front on shippers/receivers wasting drivers' time, hours, and other issues.

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Drone use: Effective terrorism deterrent or slippery slope?

Half of Overdrive readers prefer more clear limitations of pilot-less aircraft's use in combat operations.

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One driver and one emergency load — to flooded Boulder, Colo.

Don Christner recounts a recent critical haul to a water treatment facility in Boulder, Colo.

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Wanted: Smarter, simpler, more streamlined trucking regulations

This op-ed by Colorado trucking association head Greg Fulton argues for "eliminat any unnecessary or outdated regulations. At the same time, we need to streamline the existing ones."

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