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Four-wheelers, too: Highway safety should be a widely shared aim

"Why would lawmakers discourage (for all intents and purposes) tired drivers from taking a nap/ safety break?" reader Rick Blatter asks in this opinion in response to an opinion piece in a New Jersey newspaper.

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‘America respected and loved truckers a lot more back then’

Six-million-mile man Gregg Blair, now retired, remembers a long career.

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‘American Trucks’ from across the pond; Need-a-new-lane blues

Swiss photographer Ulysses Frechelin's "American Trucks" fine-art photo book; and reader Eric Buckel on I-15 from Barstow to Vegas: Add a new lane!

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‘Perfect storm’ for driver issues afoot?

In the words of driver Allen Smith: "with all that has just happened in just the last 3 weeks, we have the momentum and leverage needed to encourage the FMCSA to listen intently, while everything is out on the table from all sides."

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E-log proposed mandate comment period nearing end

Following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's extension of the public comment period on its proposed electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, comments close finally on June 26.

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Luck of the drive; Poetry for a husband

A promotion nets a free set of drives for one Indiana owner-operator; And from a self-proclaimed "truck driver's wife" to her husband, a message "from the heart."

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View: Fleets can lead way toward renewal of respect and honor for driving profession

Overdrive's Jack Roberts answers the question: "When did we, as a society, transition from holding drivers in high regard to regarding them as people who drive trucks because 'they can’t do anything else?'"

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Truckers favor none-of-the-above option on Iraq

A small majority of Overdrive readers favor no U.S. intervention in the ongoing crisis in Iraq.

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‘Restart’ hits the mainstream; rhyming couplets for the road

As with Anne Ferro's now-infamous blog post about the Congressional efforts relative to the restart, NPR's report on hours makes it sound like an attack on the entire rule is at issue.

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Reader: Truck drivers essential to American way of life

This letter and salute to the American driver came in from Elberta Bocock, administrator of a Facebook page that is itself something of a salute.

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