Todd Dills

Too little too late? New grants for CARB upgrades

News of new grant funding available for truck DPF retrofits and truck replacements for California-based owner-operators shows limitations of California's grant programs.

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‘Left Lane Gang’ celebrates right in S.C.

Need some ideas for a Labor Day gathering for the ages? Look no farther than the annual whole-pig barbecues of the South Carolina Association of Large Car Operators.

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Readers: Say no to intervention in Syria

As the drumbeat toward military strikes on Syria rose in late August 2013, nearly 60 percent of Overdrive readers indicated categorical opposition to any intervention.

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XRS inks Samsung partnership

 XRS is working with Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), to develop an integrated mobile device and software package designed specifically for the trucking industry. The company announced the collaboration during its annual XRS User Event (XUE) in Minneapolis last week. The partnership will bring together XRS compliance and performance tools with Samsung Mobile’s mobile devices. The collaboration will allow drivers to receive select Samsung Mobile devices preloaded with XRS software available for download. The integrated solution ...

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Drones: How do you view their use in combat operations?

As pundits debate the growing use of drones in countries that are at least ostensible U.S. allies -- Yemen, Pakistan -- this poll ask for your view of drone use all told by the United States military and/or CIA.

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Some jurisdictions ‘do not compute’ new restart limitations

Uproar in an hours session at GATS yields intel on some jurisdictions' faulty interpretations of the revised restart provisions in the new hours rule.

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POLL: How will you purchase health insurance in 2014?

Will you buy with subsidies on newly implemented health-insurance exchanges, continue in the individual market or via your employer/leasing fleet, pay the penalty/tax, or take another option....?

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Last days for CARB’s manufacturer-delay extension

With yearend upgrade deadlines looming for small-fleet (1-3-truck) owner-operators of 1996-2006 model-year engines, purchases must be made by Sept. 1 to take advantage of manufacturer-delay extension if necessary.

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Energy, infrastructure hot issues at fleet conference

At the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference attendant to GATS, the bedrock trucking issues of energy and infrastructure funding were front and center.

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BumperStumper from Alliance

Alliance Truck Parts' BumperStumper contest offers Alliance merchandise and prizes for guessing the make and model of a truck by a picture of its bumper only.

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