Todd Dills

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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FMCSA Administrator walks with drivers for health awareness

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, as well as TravelCenters of America CEO Tom O'Brien joined the annual Trucking Solutions Group driver health walk at MATS 2013.

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Rand McNally and GetLoaded partner on custom board

The longtime Motor Carrier Road Atlas maker also announced retail availability of its EOBR and a new five-inch wifi-connected GPS navigation unit.

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Utility introduces new side skirt

Utility Trailer introduced its 120A-4 advanced aerodynamic side skirt design at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The skirt is U.S. EPA SmartWay-verified to achieve greater than 5 percent fuel savings and can be used in combination with low rolling resistance tires on Utility trailers to achieve CARB (California Air Resources Board) compliance for California operations. Utility Director of Marketing Larry Roland described the evolutionary process that led the company to the design as one of ...

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uShip testing no-bid load alerts, ‘Shipping Wars’ star at booth

Marc Springer will be appearing at the uShip booth #66141 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Friday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and again Saturday at 11 a.m.

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Truck-racing at the DAT booth

In addition to a fun truck-race game at the DAT booth at MATS, the company is showcasing updates to its free My DAT Trucker Services app and future enhancements to its Truckload Rate Index and more.

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Cobra launches new high-def nav units

New GPS nav units from Cobra Electronics feature high-def screens, free lifetimes updates, live and predictive traffic, and more.

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