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Bombs over Baghdad: The difference a year makes

| October 31, 2014

Polling of Overdrive readers on the ISIS threat showed a marked shift from prior sentiment on further military adventures in the Middle East.

New guidance on Ebola-contaminated waste transport

| October 30, 2014

A new Federal Register notice issues advisory on how the hazmat transport regs apply, and readers continue to show favor for further measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

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.

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