Todd Dills

Podcast: A look back at Watermelon Slim’s trucking blues live in Nashville, Tuscaloosa

Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans in 2010, upon release of his "Escape from the Chicken Coop" record of trucking blues, playing his solo slide at Carol Ann's in Nashville and at Overdrive HQ in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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Congress’ latest alert over CSA scores

New House bill 1371 would pull carrier CSA scores from public view, require FMCSA to revamp program.

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Emergency work on NY Thruway this weekend follows extreme winter

Spot pavement repairs will reduce traffic to a single lane at various times this weekend exits 48A and exit 48 on I-90 eastbound.

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Driver training: Introducing Bryan Spoon, owner-operator on the rulemaking committee

A podcast conversation with owner-operator and ELDTAC member Bryan Spoon; and DOT's Foxx asks "What if it all stops?", says the Onion.

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POLL: Should an independent Palestinian state exist?

Given recently re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commentary suggesting to some watchers declining support for the goal of an independent Palestinian state, what's your take on such a state?

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POLL: Best day of the week to negotiate for and book a load?

Independents, in your experience, what day of the week yields the best rates during broker negotiations? Tell us in this poll -- further thoughts on the reasons why/anecdotes, sound off in the comments.

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The devil on wheels: Doc film in the making about classic ‘Duel’ flick

VIDEO: Steven Spielberg's first success, Duel, will get documentary treatment by a crew of Great Britain-based filmmakers if funding campaign is successful. More on a British Duel-truck replica Pete 281/tank combo here.

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Mailbag: ‘Don’t help the lawyers. Help us.’ –Readers on insurance

In this podcast, readers weigh in on rising insurance costs, urging regulators and congress not to hike minimums, which might well serve only to line the pockets of attorneys and deleteriously affect the trucking business.

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I-65 NB in Indiana closed near Uniontown

Northbound traffic was diverted Monday afternoon off I-65 at the Uniontown exit at mile marker 41 three quarters of a mile to U.S. Highway 31 after a multi-vehicle accident and tractor-trailer fire.

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‘Destination unknown': New project 359, cancer cure effort from Eldon Jaeger & co.

Small fleet owner-operator Eldon Jaeger ramps up production on his Pete 359 build, which will be given away in a raffle to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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