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Audio mailbag: Minimum interstate age should be 18, insurance barriers to new owner-operatorsPodcast

| March 03, 2015

Podcast round-up of some reader voices on minimum interstate driving age, insurance challenges for young owner-operators, hours, parking and more.

Fuel-tax hike indexed to inflation the wrong idea to fund roads

Michael Dudley | March 03, 2015

Vermont-based Michael Dudley throws a tomato at the notion that a tax hike is necessary to properly fund highways: "Stop allowing our government to waste our money!"

Entry level driver training podcast: The data problemPodcast

| February 27, 2015

What's dogged any training rule for the last 20 years? There's no particular evidence of a relationship between adequacy of training and drivers' safety on the road.

READER: Mixed feelings on driver training standards

| February 26, 2015

"There probably should be some minimum standards. But as long as the government is setting them, I am not sure there will be meaningful rules that make sense." --Michael Goodman

To carry or not to carry: 65 percent of readers say physical med card still key in inspections

| February 25, 2015

As evidenced by February polling here, the physical medical card remained part of more than 6 in 10 readers’ most-recent roadside stops.

UPDATED — No place like home: More winter-trucking photos

| February 25, 2015

Got a wintry trucking photo handy? Share it via the upload form in our readers' gallery. We'll update this story with photos as they come in through the week.

Strike! For .. lower freight rates?

| February 24, 2015

Errant headline from a Colombian driver strike. Also: More on fuel surcharges: 3 in 4 readers collecting/charging fuel surcharges per mile report a base mpg between 5 and 7.

Why aren’t 20-somethings interested in truck driving?

| February 19, 2015

A bevy of voices in response to one twenty-something's prescription for the industry on attracting the next generation of drivers.

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