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What happened to staying in the right lane except when passing?

| October 04, 2013

Thom Jansen of Warren, Mich., wonders what happened to the old credo, passed to him by his father, that drivers should stay in the right lane except when passing.

Amid government shutdown furor, a tap on the sleep apnea brakes

| October 03, 2013

For now. There are indications that Congressional mandating of FMCSA taking a rulemaking approach to any apnea regulation would slow the process down, though some readers didn't see it that way.

Obamacare exchanges open, drivers sound off

| September 27, 2013

Forty percent of Overdrive readers remain uncertain of how they will purchase insurance in 2014, as Obamacare implementation approaches.

More industry unity would pay big dividends on regulations

Robert Steele | September 24, 2013

St. Augustine, Fla.-based small fleet owner Robert Steele weighs in on need for a united front on shippers/receivers wasting drivers' time, hours, and other issues.

Drone use: Effective terrorism deterrent or slippery slope?

| September 22, 2013

Half of Overdrive readers prefer more clear limitations of pilot-less aircraft's use in combat operations.

One driver and one emergency load — to flooded Boulder, Colo.

Don Christner | September 20, 2013

Don Christner recounts a recent critical haul to a water treatment facility in Boulder, Colo.

Wanted: Smarter, simpler, more streamlined trucking regulations

Greg Fulton | September 15, 2013

This op-ed by Colorado trucking association head Greg Fulton argues for "eliminat any unnecessary or outdated regulations. At the same time, we need to streamline the existing ones."

Use the CB to cope with ‘freight-training’ traffic phenomenon

Rey Moreno | September 08, 2013

"We can’t change how everyone drives," says independent Rey Moreno in this story, "but we do have the direct ability to change how we as professional drivers move through the crowd."

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