Todd Dills

POLL: What mpg is your fuel surcharge based on?

With some carriers shifting upward the mpg their fuel-surcharge contracts are based on, what's behind your own calculations of surcharges, such as they exist?

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Take an interactive stroll through two vaping devices

Owner-operator Jan McCarter's Innokin iTaste personal vaporizer is among the more advanced vapes on the market, though it shares common attributes with simpler devices.

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Carriers’ crystal ball extending to recruiting

Your next lease or employment application could well hinge in part on whether predictive, data-based recruiting models suggest you're a good fit for whatever fleet you hope to join forces with -- or not.

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UPDATE: WB lane, all EB lanes on I-80 in Penn., following major crash, are open

A closure of a major interstate was the result of an accident in the westbound lanes of I-80 between Lock Haven and Milesburg, Pa., between mile markers 162 and 163 just before lunch Thursday.

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‘Dukes of Hazzard’ moment for car hauler on Chicago’s Bishop Ford Freeway

The open car hauler, running empty, stopped to check for what he thought was a tire blowout when he looked up and noticed his trailer wasn't so empty anymore.

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Vaping practices, preferences, potential health issues

More results from Overdrive's 2015 survey about smoking/vaping practices among its owner-operator readers.

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Obamacare deadline in 4 days — ripple effects in operator pay on the way?

The mandate to have health insurance could put trucking's independent contractor model in jeopardy. More on looming ACA deadline here.

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Two new books for the kids

One from close to home -- children's book "Papa Doug Hauls Strawberries and Smiles" from the TN Trucking Foundation -- and former driver Susan Burton's "My Auntie Susan Drives a Big Truck."

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Entry-level driver training committee members, first meeting announced

The first meeting of the advisory committee is scheduled for Feb. 26-27 in D.C.; among members is owner-operator Bryan Spoon of North Carolina. NPRM hoped for by end of year.

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New free load board on the way

Apex Capital pitches its new NextLoad.com load board as unique in delivering robust filtering/alert/search capability in a free board.

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