Todd Dills

Hours of service wish list: ‘We are people, not machines’

Results: Readers sound off in podcast, survey toward a more perfect hours rule.

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5.3 magnitude quake north of Las Vegas initiates bridge evaluations

The U.S. 95 southbound ramp to I-15 southbound, as well as NB, closed for a time before reopening late in the day Friday ahead of the expected Memorial Day weekend growth in traffic volume.

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Get involved: New training course, video from Truckers Against Trafficking

Along with a new version of its training video you can see here, the organization is offering a new interactive online training course for members of the trucking community interested in learning more about how just they can be a part of the anti-trafficking effort.

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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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