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Driver dispatches to DOT: New priorities for a new secretary

| July 02, 2013

What should the new DOT Secretary focus make a priority as he takes office? We asked, and drivers responded.

CARB mandate: ‘Government working against us’

| June 24, 2013

From raising rates to running in the Golden State no longer, owner-operators sound off on methods of dealing with and impacts real and potential of CARB's powertrain upgrade requirements.

Salute: From a truck driver’s daughter to her dad

Rici Lowe | June 23, 2013

Rici Lowe, 44, penned a poem of appreciation for her father, former owner-operator Richard "Buck" Buchholz of Caldwell, Idaho, on the occasion of Father's Day that she included with this letter.

Team driver to law enforcement: ‘Don’t wake me up’

Martin Hill | June 21, 2013

This letter from reader Martin Hill calls for state/federal law enforcement and inspection staff to cease practice of forcing sleeping codrivers awake for nothing more than an I.D. check.

Get your load on! (4th edition)

| June 19, 2013

Bee hives, portable grain bins on lowboy doubles, trackhoes in a dry van, and more photos of reader loads in the latest in this series. Find out how to send in your own here.

Readers split on climate change

| June 13, 2013

55 percent of Overdrive respondents to a poll on climate change reported believing that the very notion was a hoax.

Sharing traffic intel

| June 12, 2013

Overdrive would like your help in reporting daily short- and long-term traffic delays from construction, accidents and other highway mishaps -- utilize our Facebook/Twitter pages for sharing what you've seen with editors.

Profilin’ — not so stylin’ — at the scale house

| June 09, 2013

Has FMCSA's CSA program had an unintended (or, perhaps, intended) consequence of giving inspectors license to hassle small operators simply for the fact that they are small companies?

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