Todd Dills

Thursday ‘share the road’ trio

Local Tennessee paper instructs motorists on safety around big trucks, large Georgia newspaper likens crash victims to casualties of war, and a little good news on Virginia port investment to combat congestion.

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POLL: New, used, leased: How did you buy your last truck?

New, used or glider? Lease-purchase or straight lease? What best describes your most recent truck purchase?

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‘Huge mistake': Readers sound off on speed limiters

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, voices are raised against any speed limiter mandate, while some emphasize alternatives to imposing a single speed on on-highway trucks, such as adequate training and rewards for voluntary governing,

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Freight volumes: Up last week on the spot market in spite of falling economic conditions

All the same, economist Noel Perry of FTR and Truckstop.com sounded some sour notes on economic outlook in the weekly Trans4Cast newsletter on spot freight trends and more.

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Operator turns to music

Joe Martin, recently retired after 23 years with FedEx Freight, penned a road-rage romp in which you might be able to find more than a little to identify with, as it's about "Those Arrogant Bastards" -- the less courteous among your four-wheeled highway counterparts.

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Iowa I-35 lane closures through June 2, more highway haps

Welcome to construction season, drivers. The Iowa Department of Transportation reports the right lane of SB I-35 between exits 68 (Iowa 5, near Cumming) and 52 (County Road G50, near Bevington) has closed for road work. The closure is expected to run through June 2. In both directions on I-35, too, the state reported, the roadway will be reduced to one lane between exits 36 (County Road R35) and 56 (IA 92, near Bevington) from 6 a.m.-6 PM local time, through June 1. State ...

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Bill would put the brakes on Wireless Roadside Inspection

As with truck systems, inspections could see in relatively short order a future in which more happens with less human involvement. Recent draft DOT appropriations bill item seeks to curb "Wireless Roadside Inspection" pending DOT's addressing of industry, enforcement concerns.

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Trucking Solutions Group launches fund-raiser for mobile mammography

Attendant to a variety of free health screenings for all driver-attendees and others at GATS this year, which the TSG has helped organization, the fund-raiser is to help cover costs of mammograms for those unable to afford it.

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Music to truck by: Overdrive’s curated playlist

Coast Road Truckers, Erich McMann and Nashville-based Isaac Hayden head up new updates to our playlist of music from emerging talents among truckers, great driving music, live tracks, podcast interviews and more.

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WB I-70 in Colorado reopened after emergency road work shut it down

The Colorado Department of Transportation reported westbound lanes of I-70 between milemarkers 419 and 412 were shut down at 10 a.m. local time; the roadway reopened approximately eight hours later.

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