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.
A large majority of Overdrive readers favor limitations on the much-debated NSA spying effort.
Reader response to the hours changes that went into effect July 1 show operational limitations, with implications for revenue.
"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.
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.
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.
Rici Lowe, 44, penned a poem of appreciation for her father, former owner-operator Richard "Buck" Buchholz of Caldwell, Idaho, on the occasion of Father's Day that she included with this letter.
This letter from reader Martin Hill calls for state/federal law enforcement and inspection staff to cease practice of forcing sleeping codrivers awake for nothing more than an I.D. check.
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