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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This op-ed by Colorado trucking association head Greg Fulton argues for "eliminat any unnecessary or outdated regulations.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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Use the CB to cope with ‘freight-training’ traffic phenomenon

"We can’t change how everyone drives," says independent Rey Moreno in this story, "but we do have the direct ability to change how we as professional drivers move through the crowd."

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Readers split on government, industry solutions to detention

Though all recognize the problem, grown ever more onerous with further restrictions on drivers' hours with the new rules. Here, find a round-up of views and some examples of detention success.

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Readers: Say no to intervention in Syria

As the drumbeat toward military strikes on Syria rose in late August 2013, nearly 60 percent of Overdrive readers indicated categorical opposition to any intervention.

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Roundup: Return fire in owner-operator war, driverless trucks, truck-stop cuisine…

Independent rebuttal to prognosticators of insurmountable challenges of the owner-operator model; Driverless trucks: income opportunity?; Insurance: "we've got to stop this bill dead."

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Bailouts: No more, no way, no how

Almost 80 percent of readers said no to a federal bailout of Detroit as it faces bankruptcy.

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