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Operator targeted in ‘trucker spy’ shooting speaks out

| June 03, 2013

Owner-operator Bruce Johnston, targeted by Joseph Volpe in an on-highway shooting incident, speaks out with his version of events following Volpe's conviction in May 2013.

LETTER: Earn your ‘professional’ title

| June 02, 2013

Reader Earnest J. Williams on the furor over a Walmart that recently banned truck parking: "I have noticed that when we are wrong about something, we really don't want to have our errs pointed out to us, especially publicly."

Roundup: I-5 bridge collapse weighing heavy, operators flying the flag

| May 28, 2013

Many of the same issues are in the political foreground today around highway regulation and funding as were being debated in 2007 when the Minneapolis I-35W bridge fell, with sometimes overheated rhetoric.

Trials for terrorism

| May 24, 2013

A majority of readers continue to favor military tribunals as the most appropriate venues for trying terrorism suspects.

LETTER: Go niche to avoid being the last independent standing

| May 22, 2013

Recently retired owner-operator Mike McRae responds to Overdrive's May issue with further evidence of where the profits are for independent single-truck businesses.

Hours restart looming July 1

| May 19, 2013

Could the July 1 hours changes be much ado about nothing? Many Overdrive readers say so -- but for some drivers with little control over weekly scheduling routinely maximizing driving hours, the change may bust the bottom line.

LETTER: Do unto drivers as you would have done unto you

| May 17, 2013

A sort of mild-nightmare scenario at a receiver for Prime driver Bob Sauter leads to larger thoughts on the terrible treatment many drivers see from shipping/receiving facility personnel.

Looks like we got ourselves a parade!

| May 16, 2013

Overdrive reader Kyle Cantor remembers the convoys of old, and proposes a new one: "Hey drivers, let's get a Memorial Day convoy going for the Thursday before...."

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