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Travel ban to combat the ebola virus: Readers express support

| October 20, 2014

As of October 20, the large majority of readers supported a travel ban from ebola-stricken countries "if that's what it takes to stop the spread of the virus," in the words of reader Terry Long.

‘If you can’t shift, you can’t drive!’ — Readers react on transmission transition in driver training

| October 17, 2014

Is more uptake of automatic transmissions the future of the industry? Most readers weighed in on the side of manual learning in driver training, but some sung automatic praises...

POLL: Should the federal government stop flights from Ebola-stricken countries?

| October 16, 2014

As officials work to contain the Ebola virus in the U.S. following further repercussions in Texas, do you think current passenger screening of flights from West Africa is adequate or is more flight restriction needed?

Far from just a ‘driver gripe’: Parking a growing concern for fleets, too

| October 14, 2014

A perennial concern of drivers and owner-operators stands firm in the ranks at the No. 6 position in a prominent fleet survey: Truck parking,

Be heard: Engage your representatives directly

Mike McRae | October 08, 2014

"If you don’t get involved, then as my dad and grampa would tell me, you don’t have any reason to complain when things are not going the way you think they should." --Owner-operator (retired) Mike McRae

+25 percent: What double the liability insurance coverage will likely cost

| September 30, 2014

One insurance rep cites a likely 25 percent increase in premiums for independent owner-operators boosting $1 million liability coverage to $2M. More on FMCSA's expected insurance-hike proposal here.

Big G Express’ ‘Drive it off’ Taylor Swift parody

| September 29, 2014

Tenn.-based Big G Express' entry in the driver-appreciation-week festivities: a music-video parody of Taylor Swift's rather goofball "Shake it Off" entry into the dance-music canon, featuring Big G driver Keda White in the starring role -- with arguably better dance skills than Ms. Swift.

‘Mike’s Law’: National ‘business carry’ draft language and reader reaction

| September 26, 2014

The Small Business in Transportation Coalition's petition to Congress for a federal 'business carry' program for interstate drivers had garnered 1,423 signatures as of this morning, and SBTC had drafted text of potential "enabling legislation" and filed it with Congressional representatives.

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