Todd Dills

New Mexico recognized for its Smart Roadside Inspection tech

The recognition from the Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School was awarded as part of the center's "Top 25 Innovations in Government" program.

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Readers want immigration enforcement, not reform

“There already is a legal path to citizenship,” said David S. McQueen, summing up the near-majority stance among Overdrive readers on the U.S. government’s feints toward immigration reform.

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Big Rig Books hauls reads for the kids

John C. Gervase founded the nonprofit to encourage literacy among underprivileged children.

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Longhaul Survivor benefit truck raffle

A yearlong raffle of this custom 2000 Peterbilt 379 begins at the 2013 Midwest Pride in Your Ride Truck/Tractor show in Earlville, Iowa.

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Poll: What is the most safety-enhancing enforcement strategy?

As industry conversation heats up around the appropriate national enforcement strategy, this poll probes owner-operators' views on the most safety-positive efforts on the highways.

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Views: Fair-labor exemption petition, truck driver as DOT secretary

Owner-operator Joe Ammons launches his petition to the DOT secretary to disallow the trucking exemption from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Crashes and interventions: The fault handicap

FMCSA may be a long way from accounting for crash fault in the CSA Safety Measurement System. In the meantime, questions about the system's effectiveness loom large with analysis of crash rates.

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A trucking-music blast from the past

"Magic Lady" Genie Mack Brown of Prague, Okla., has reissued her 1980 trucking-music record, propelled by the 1979 independent truckers' shutdown, after which she also became an owner-operator.

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Ranking jobs: Truck Driver gains while Publication Editor plummets

At No. 108, though, 'Truck Driver' falls far behind the No. 1 occupation of 'Actuary,' a sort of glorified statistician of sorts -- meaning FMCSA's CSA team might have the best job in the country?

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What this year’s MCSAP awards say about national enforcement priorities

MCSAP award winners' violation priorities profiles suggest the federal government views a high level of on-highway traffic enforcement (versus vehicle inspections) as preferable enforcement behavior.

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