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Owner shout-outs: Readers offer more green grass

Following coverage of driver appreciators in the October 2012 issue, readers offered further shout-outs to respected fleet owners around the trucking world.

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‘A good step backward’

Readers react largely positively to Overdrive's return to the photographic practice of pairing beautiful women with beautiful trucks.

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Readers: GPS regs won’t fill a void of common sense

Politicians making ridiculous comparisons notwithstanding, in the late call for regulation of GPS units, many readers noted there could be no technological excuse for a lack of driver common sense.

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Securement 201: How best to chain to a stake pocket

What is the best way to use a stake pocket as a chain anchor point? Reader J.D. Bronson, among others, offers his preferred method.

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Reader offers top 10 regulatory wish list

TruckerPetition.org founder offers her best recommendations to DOT for prioritizing regulatory review.

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Long-haul pride lives in new generation

Around the internet, a new generation of drivers and owner-operators is reaching out to those who've come before.

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Reader: ‘We built our business one day at a time’

Overdrive reader Steve Bixler, in a team operation hauling frack sand with his wife, Doris, offers kudos on Max Heine's "Who built your business?" column.

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Hot Button: Truckers’ choice for President

Sixty-six percent of Overdrive readers participating in our 2012 presidential election poll favored Mitt Romney as their candidate of choice.

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Owners, drivers: Stand up and be counted

"I know that if our owners and drivers stopped long enough to vote on the issues their voice would be heard." --Michael McRae, President of M&M Contractors and Specialized Carriers

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Reader: Government deserves some thanks

"The public needs trucks and truckers, and truckers need what the public pays for. The public will is expressed through government, not talk radio." --Jim Mesthene of Waltham, Mass.

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