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"A recent Facebook post of a dog with a piece of ham on its face caused the internet to blow up with concerns for the dog. A trucker is shot in the gut in an attack that could have been prevented with safe parking, and no one cares."

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Safety rating poised to turn to roadside data, coalition issues challenge

The coalition that took on the recent highway bill's "poison pill" successfully has issued something of a pre-emptive challenge to FMCSA's proposed changes to the safety rating program.

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Rearview: Fighting rail in the name of safety

One of many battles waged by Overdrive in its first 20 years was against the rail industry, including its powerful lobbying arm and its cozy relationship with lawmakers.

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Listening session: ‘Beyond compliance’ with the regulations — if, and how, to reward

Whatever you think about the in-progress "beyond compliance" program and its origins, the fact is it's in the works -- anyone with ideas on how it *should* or *shouldn't* be structured can weigh in via a listening session Jan. 12.

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Death to the stink bugs

"What evil genius designs a bug that stinks to high heaven when you smash it? When it's so gross the cat won't eat it, it doesn't belong in my mudroom."

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More on required ELD connectivity options: What inspectors need at roadside

If operators opt for a device that uses solely local connections like USB and Bluetooth, the device must be equipped with both Bluetooth connectivity and a USB 2.0 port, not one or the other.

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Aaron Tippin and Tony Justice: ‘Brothers of the Highway’ session report from Nashville

A talk with country-music legend and former trucker Aaron Tippin and rising trucker-singer-songwriter Tony Justice -- straight from their historic vocal collaboration for Justice's new record in Nashville.

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Truckers do see the strangest things

Sound off: What's the weirdest thing you've seen on the road? For Wendy, there's no doubt: Among the professions in her past, trucking brings the most when it comes to weirdness.

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One beauty meets another

Owner-operator Travis Poulsen’s 1998 Pete didn’t emerge as one of the four national grand champs, but it did get the honor of serving as a backdrop for a photo of Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner, Joanne Fatta.

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Optimus Prime Peterbilt stunt truck from ‘Transformers’ franchise on the auction block

Want to be able to say you haul in a piece of action-movie history? This 1992 Pete, utilized as Optimus Prime in the Transformers franchise, goes up for auction in Arizona later this month.

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