Todd Dills

Inconsistent enforcement: Insist on inspection, not citation

The way the DataQs challenge system is working suggests conventional wisdom about citations and CSA scores is flawed, with the issue of unfinished clean inspections looming larger for carriers looking to improve CSA scores.

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Where do you stand on immigration reform?

Vote in our latest Hot Buttons poll on immigration reform law, and sound off in the comments.

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Online-services marketing gets cheeky

A funny ad display from the TruckingOffice software provider -- and two cheeky shirts from GetLoaded and MyGauges.

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Committee to finalize work on driver training April 8-10

The full MCSAC committee will meet Aprli 8-10 to issue recommendations on entry-level driver training regulations as well as hear briefings on a bevy of subjects from CSA to in-cab video monitoring.

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POLL: Have you experienced a CSA intervention since Dec. 2010?

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FMCSA hears testimony on entry level driver training

Driver training standards were the subject of a four-hour regulatory listening session held at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Find highlights and links to full video in this story.

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New one-truck portable tarping system

Owner-operator John Rodriguez, with business partner Willie Lancon, designed the Roller Rak portable tarping machine following a couple falls while tarping that could have been disasters.

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Inconsistent enforcement: CSA’s heat index

State inspection intensity ratings range from Maryland, where 32 inspections per lane-mile of National Highway System were conducted during CSA's first two year, to Idaho, where only two inspections per lane-mile were done.

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Hotels4Truckers integrates with DAT app, inks more chain partnerships

The online directory of truck-parking-friendly hotels, featuring discounts on many, is offering free memberships (normally $9.95/year) at its MATS booth #67140.

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Owner-operator walk-and-talk with Anne Ferro

Several operators took the opportunity the Trucking Solutions Group's health walk at MATS represented to walk-and-talk issues with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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