Wendy Parker struck a nerve with her "Short fuses at the fuel island" blog post. It dealt with commonly expressed aggravation with long waits as some drivers use the island for things other than fueling.
In this special-feature Voices podcast, readers weigh in on the bill that would put a moratorium on the restart changes, and other issues surrounding the hours of service. Leave a message at 530-40-VOICE to weigh in yourself.
Boosting the low-use mileage exemption just won't be enough for some operators with CARB-noncompliant engines. For others, it doesn't change their thoughts on the agency's emissions regs.
For bill supporters, key to convincing lawmakers to sign on to the effort may well be showing the economic impact of the new rule.
Owner-operator Gordon Alkire recommends the War-Lok security devices for truck/trailer/cargo theft prevention -- and a new trucking tune by Australian former driver Caede Ridgway.
Owner-operator Cary Goodman asks this question in a letter to the editor.
Readers offer further examples of multiple violations written that stem from one root cause, known as "stacking" and discouraged at the federal level.
It's been quite a while since we've gotten as many kudos as we have for this month's cover, featuring small fleet owner-operator Bill Rethwisch's Dreamsicle 2012 389.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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