Reader Comments

More industry unity would pay big dividends on regulations

Robert Steele | September 24, 2013

St. Augustine, Fla.-based small fleet owner Robert Steele weighs in on need for a united front on shippers/receivers wasting drivers' time, hours, and other issues.

Drone use: Effective terrorism deterrent or slippery slope?

| September 22, 2013

Half of Overdrive readers prefer more clear limitations of pilot-less aircraft's use in combat operations.

One driver and one emergency load — to flooded Boulder, Colo.

Don Christner | September 20, 2013

Don Christner recounts a recent critical haul to a water treatment facility in Boulder, Colo.

Wanted: Smarter, simpler, more streamlined trucking regulations

Greg Fulton | September 15, 2013

This op-ed by Colorado trucking association head Greg Fulton argues for "eliminat any unnecessary or outdated regulations. At the same time, we need to streamline the existing ones."

Use the CB to cope with ‘freight-training’ traffic phenomenon

Rey Moreno | September 08, 2013

"We can’t change how everyone drives," says independent Rey Moreno in this story, "but we do have the direct ability to change how we as professional drivers move through the crowd."

Readers split on government, industry solutions to detention

| September 06, 2013

Though all recognize the problem, grown ever more onerous with further restrictions on drivers' hours with the new rules. Here, find a round-up of views and some examples of detention success.

Driver shortage: Veteran operators’ views on who’s filling it

| September 04, 2013

In the final installment of this series, longtime drivers Kenny Frye, Jim Hoskins, John Minders and Mike Hogan offer views on the quality of professional entering the industry today.

Readers: Say no to intervention in Syria

| August 30, 2013

As the drumbeat toward military strikes on Syria rose in late August 2013, nearly 60 percent of Overdrive readers indicated categorical opposition to any intervention.

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