Todd Dills

CSA crash-weighting study to be released in June, FMCSA says

| April 29, 2014

Full implementation of the Safety Fitness Determination rule, which would replace the current safety-rating system, could follow two years after a hoped-for September proposal. More news from MCSAC's CSA Subcommittee meeting...

Secretary Foxx receptive to notion of tolling existing interstates

| April 29, 2014

Here's part of what he said: "We’ll consider finding ways to help when an option that states want to consider."

661,000 lbs.: Now that’s heavy haul!

| April 28, 2014

These pictures tell the story of the equipment used to haul a massive steam turbine generator and other equipment from California to Agua Prieta in Mexico -- the move in process by Contractors Cargo.

Readers still down on health-care program

| April 28, 2014

Overdrive readers by and large indicated they stood firm in their opinions on the Affordable Care Act. More than 7 in 10 remained steadfast in opposing the law.

‘Car mentality’ pervading too many pretrips?

| April 26, 2014

"Open the hood," driver, owner-operator Jeff Clark urges those who take to trucking with the "car mentality."

ELD mandate could pave way for time-based pay prevalence

| April 25, 2014

At least, watchers say, carriers may have better tools to support negotiation of hourly detention-pay schemes with shippers and receivers -- others, however, see potential downsides in the future, such as FMCSA further limiting hours... ...

Anthony Fischkelta’s 2014 custom KW, done for nowImage Gallery

| April 24, 2014

Done and done -- for now. Fischkelta's put his custom 2014 KW to work hauling reefer freight between New Jersey and Boston. Photos of the 331-inch wheelbase beauty here. More work on the interior to ...

POLL: Should carrier CSA scores be withheld from public view?

| April 23, 2014

Given CSA problems shown by various reports this year and last, should BASIC scores be withheld from public view? If so, should inspection/violation data remain accessible? Tell us what you think here.

Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. His Channel 19 blog covers a grab bag of on-highway hearsay, owner-operator news and driver views from the roadways the nation over. His work in trucking journalism builds on a background of news feature, fiction and other creative writing and editing. Find him here at the Channel 19 blog and via his Twitter feed, or send tips to tdills@randallreilly.com.

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