Todd Dills

Looking for fleet/owner-operator common ground

If drivers and fleet folks truly presented a united front on hours to Congress and regulators, would anything change for the better in terms of flexibility?

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Should time away from home be systematically limited?

Owner-operator Cary Goodman asks this question in a letter to the editor.

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Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 1

Everyone in the supply chain benefits from uncompensated detention time – except the driver. Some see a shift toward hourly pay as a solution; other solutions are explored in this part 1 of a two-part series on detention.

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Light violations aren’t the only ones being stacked

Readers offer further examples of multiple violations written that stem from one root cause, known as "stacking" and discouraged at the federal level.

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‘Flawless!’: More kudos for the rig on the October cover — Bill Rethwisch’s 2012 Pete 389

It's been quite a while since we've gotten as many kudos as we have for this month's cover, featuring small fleet owner-operator Bill Rethwisch's Dreamsicle 2012 389.

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Sneak listen to Tony Justice’s new ‘The Big Road’ track

Listen in on this mixed -- not yet mastered -- track from trucking troubadour Tony Justice's forthcoming "Apple Pie Moonshine" record.

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One quarter down: Economic impact of new hours rule?

Have you seen direct mileage and/or revenue reductions over the last quarter yourself? If so or if not, let's keep the conversation on the rules ongoing. (Bonus: Trucker's Wife tee available...)

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New alert app from Missing Truck Driver network

Kari Fisher, ridealong partner of driver Lee Fisher and founder of the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network, launched the new MTDAlerts app at the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's 40th-anniversary Heart of America trucking show Friday, Oct. 18. Since the launch, says Kari Fisher, "we've had 300-400 folks register" to receive the text alerts the app enables, and that number just continues to grow.  Fisher says that app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android platforms, and ...

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Other ways through the health-insurance maze

Another look at potential Affordable Care Act health-insurance exchange scenarios.

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VIDEO: Pit stop at the Charlotte Motor Speedway

I had the opportunity to attend the NASCAR race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend, during a personal trip back to my hometown of Rock Hill, S.C., due south of the Queen City, as they call it. "Wish I could have been there," noted one commenter on Overdrive's Facebook page when we posted a tour in pictures through the day there (looks like you wouldn't have been the only hauler out for the ...

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