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Drivers under attack from vulnerable positions

Wendy argues advocates might do well to fight for carry-permit reciprocity rather than a special federal permit for interstate truckers: "If you have a concealed carry permit in your state of residence, it's asinine that it wouldn't be observed in all states."

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File under ‘Uberization of trucking’ — two recent announcements

Trucker Path's "Truckloads" feature to officially launch publicly with brokered freight March 30. And: Overhaul service for high-value/high-security loads coming later in the year.

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Rearview: From risqué to recognition

Despite the fact that each issue featured hard-charging long-form articles and opinion pieces organizing trucker strikes and taking on powerful lobbyists and unions, many covers in Overdrive’s first two decades sported a softer subject: the monthly Overdrive’s Date Master.

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‘Trust me,’ says the crocodile to the monkey

"This is an election year, also known as crocodile mating season, and the only way to keep the crocs on the other side of the river is to quit feeding them."

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Change for the better or nails in the coffin: Talking the future with Gary Carlisle

Whether the future landscape of greater risk translates to a boon for the future generations of owner-operators willing to assume the risk themselves as independents, or not, is one of many areas discussed in this podcast conversation with current owner/former operator Gary Carlisle.

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Stories from the road

The night Bret Michaels' t-shirt was hijacked -- and other truck-show-told tales to best those passed around the Counter of Knowledge.

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One independent’s comeback from the brink: A run with Ted Bowers

A rare opportunity to make part of a run with Kingston, Tenn.-based Ted Bowers, owner of the small trucking company that bears his name, yields a story of adversity overcome that holds lessons in the importance of close freight, accounting, driver and other partnerships.

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders advocates rail system to ‘take trucks off the roads’

It’s unclear whether he meant all trucks or just some trucks, but speaking this weekend, presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, running as a Democrat, told a crowd of supporters the U.S. could do “incredible things” like building a rail system to “take trucks off the roads” if he’s elected president.

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New Advantage When Spec’ing a Cummins SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain

Dad does the driving

"If you happened to see a big, burly trucker-looking guy driving a teeny tiny blue Toyota down I-75 toward Cincinnati today, be advised he isn't really 1HotNurse. He's a dad who loves his girl enough to drive her around in her tiny car."

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Audio preview: Howard Salmon’s ‘The War Within’ to be unveiled at Mid-America

Independent owner-operator Howard Salmon is back this year ahead of the Mid-America Trucking Show with another recorded song -- a moving account of a soldier's struggle with relationships, memory and more on the return home after combat.

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