Todd Dills

Photos and more: Highway Hank’s 1981 KW goes to trucking museum

Highway Hank Good donated his infamous 1981 Kenworth K100 Highway Hilton No. 1 late last year to the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, where it will rest out its days.

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UPDATE: I-75 South closed at milemarker 84 in Tenn., later reopened

Detour routes for Southbound haulers on I-75 are in place: take I-40 West from I-75 South/I-40 West split in Knoxville to Exit 364 to U.S. 321 back to I-75 South.

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Readers sound off on FMCSA’s border move

U.S. truck operators see cheaper rates, more crashes and lower driver pay as possible effects of FMCSA's expansion of cross-border trucking with Mexico.

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Thinker-tinkering: Inventors among the trucker set

It's people like Chris Barbeau, Robert Jordan and others that lend credence to notion of the creativity-inspiring quality of the open road. Keep thinking, keep building, operators.

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POLL: Long-term impacts of U.S.-Mexico cross-border long-haul?

This poll follows the U.S. government's recent announcement of an impending opening of long-haul cross-border opportunity for Mexican carriers? What will be the primary U.S. result, as you see it?

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Roads not taken: Diesel technician demand on the rise

You’ve heard of the "driver shortage," right? The world of diesel technicians is experiencing a similar dynamic as equipment evolves, many techs retire and fewer people enter the vocation.

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Hours wish list — change if you could, would, should…

To improve the hours of service with a mind toward doing the work of driving a Class 8 truck in the safest manner possible, what one change would be the most effective?

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Roads not taken: Training, recruiting, safety

Interviews and information here from active fleet personnel, some of them former drivers, on compensation and other benefits of training, safety and recruiting roles.

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Hours regs starting to ‘look like the tax code’

"Pretty soon our HOS rules are going to look like the tax code." --Tom Strese, commenting on news of another niche exemption request from the 30-minute break.

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Rates: Demand on the rise short-term?

And a check-in with owner-operator Jan McCarter on her new Human Trafficking Awareness Project, looking ahead to MATS in March.

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