Todd Dills

World’s largest truck convoy — S.C. edition

Driver Tim Cooley, one of the organizers of the South Carolina edition of the World's Largest Truck Convoys for Special Olympics, noted his organization's preparations for the Saturday, Sept. 24, event were well under way, with a new rally location at the state farmer's market in Columbia.

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POLL: If any, what top speed should the speed limiter rule require?

Last week's notice of proposed rulemaking on speed limiters from NHTSA/FMCSA looked at 60, 65 and 68 mph in its analysis, but requested comments on speeds from stakeholders. What's your view of where speed should be set, if at all? Weigh in here.

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Listen: The Trucker Talent Search all-stars, live from GATS

At the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Saturday, Aug. 27, alumni of the Trucker Talent Search competitioncame together or a final-show-day performance. Songwriters Jason Lee Wilson, Bill Weaver, Keith Snyder, Paul Marhoefer and Will Perry all delivered performances.

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The red, white and blue trucks of Hanover Logistics

The Hanover Logistics 3PL continues a red-white-and-blue patriotic tradition started in part out of convenience by its R.H. Crawford trucking-company subsidiary a decade ago.

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‘You don’t need to outrun the bear’: NASTC head Dave Owen’s case to small fleets for e-logs

NASTC's Dave Owen urges small fleets to use computer-assisted logs, "before they make you turn it into an ELD" by syncing with the engine, to do what they're designed to do as a "spellcheck for logs": solve the problem of form-and-manner mistakes represented in safety scores and stats.

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‘Shippers have a soul’ –Overhaul cofounder on pitch to customers for better rates to owner-operators

In the transportation ecosystem, says Overhaul cofounder Barry Conlon, "the most important guy is the driver," too often getting the short end of the compensation stick. High-end shipper customers are hearing that message, he says, in bid to connect owner-operators directly via freight marketplace.

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Live from GATS: ‘Stars, Stripes and White Lines’ — hear Tony Justice and his band

Live from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, trucker and singer-songwriter Tony Justice delivered this amazing performance to drivers attending GATS. Hear the full audio here.

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‘Renegade’ country singer-songwriter Jayne Denham, live at GATS

Australian singer-songwriter Jayne Denham is on her first trip to the U.S., as Overdrive reported last month. Hear her live from the Great American Trucking Show here.

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ELDs: Owner-operators have some decisions to make

Considerations in just when and how to move to ELDs were in the foreground Thursday at GATS. More may find themselves obligated to make a change, even if OOIDA's ELD lawsuit is successful, in the end, as more shippers/brokers require ELD use.

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Why does Gorilla Safety have a ’97 Lamborghini at the center of its GATS booth?

The ELD and management platform provider may hope it illustrates a desired "fresh approach" to the potential for tech to assume more of the burden of what is becoming ever more of a paper-pushing, record-keeping-intensive business -- trucking.

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