Todd Dills

Highways round-up: I-95 speed limit in Del. going up, Mich. I-75/I-94 construction, more

Beginning May 14, MDOT will begin replacing I-75 bridge supports under the eastbound I-94 ramp. Work is expected to continue through June 12, during which time EB I-94 ramp to NB I-75 will close.

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April volume, rates: Spot load availability falls, base linehaul rates rise

Controlling for declines in fuel prices, base line-haul rates were up in April viewed year over year, suggesting a continuing good rate negotiating environment for independents able to secure freight.

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‘Discretion’ is a big word ……

What you do throughout your encounters with motor carrier enforcement officers may end up having a lot to do with the ending picture in the inspection report.

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U.S. 95 in Nevada: New paving upgrade to restrict travel

Work is set to begin this month on the Beatty-to-Armargosa Valley project between MM 29 and 56, with construction lasting through early July.

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Chuck Timbrook’s project Black Out rig: All done

The 1.5-year project over, owner-operator Charles Timbrook will now make the rounds of a variety of military tribute rides and trucking shows, with the Pa.-W.Va. God Bless America Ride among the very first.

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Video: Washington state DOT’s newest road-crew employees

Goats are being employed by the DOT in places around the state to control weeds around facilities. Got a goat herd of your own in the area? File under: Side opportunities...

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I-496, U.S. 23 in Mich.: Lane closures for the next week

Interstate 496 in Eaton and Ingham counties would see single lane closures in both directions starting tonight, Friday, May 8, at 8 p.m. for pavement repairs.

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EB I-44/I-49 lane closed at Prigmore Ave. in Joplin May 13-14

Concrete pours for new off- and on-ramps for the "Crossroads interchange" going in at Prigmore Avenue and I-44/49 in Joplin will see closure of an eastbound lane of the interstate May 13-14

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Photos: Brush-fire shutdown of SB I-85 in GA

Headed out of S.C. to Nashville through the area, a planned 9-hour-or-so run turned into one that, in a different life, would have come pretty well close to the end of the 14-hour window.

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Do you manage your truck/trucks’ ECM data?

Do you download and examine data recorded by your truck's electronic control module? Hard brake events, last-stop information, speed and fuel economy data are all among the parameters measured.

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