Todd Dills

A bone to the industry from an agency in the doghouse

Boosting the low-use mileage exemption just won't be enough for some operators with CARB-noncompliant engines. For others, it doesn't change their thoughts on the agency's emissions regs.

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Inside small-fleet advocacy at NASTC annual meeting

Rounding up highlights from the NASTC annual meeting: CARB politics, enforcement; speed limiter rule with retrofit requirement expected in 2014, "conditional" rating the new "unsatisfactory"...

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CARB to boost low-use mileage exemption

Good news for owner-operators and fleets in the Eastern U.S. who run to California only occasionally or can keep their in-state miles below the 5,000-7,500 range per year: The state's upping its low-use exemption mileage.

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Lawsuit against CSA could see decision within 6 months, attorney says

Henry Seaton expects a decision in the next six months -- meanwhile, two reports from House committees on the CSA SMS are expected before the end of the year.

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Roundup: River States in Wis. hosting show, hanging a fuel-mileage shingle, new vid series…

Overdrive's Pride & Polish heads to Wisconsin in 2014, with River States Customz in La Crosse hosting.

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Poll: Have the new hours affected your income?

With the first quarter following the July 1 change in the hours of service rules well over and done, what has been the economic impact for your operation?

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Pre-diabetic diagnosis births an Ironman

Mercer-leased owner-operator Wesley Wilson lost 100 pounds toward a quest to complete the Lake Placid Ironman race.

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Anne Ferro on a haul — finally

Riding along with owner-operator Leo Wilkins yields new insights for FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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Talk of the road: House bill to hold hours changes

For bill supporters, key to convincing lawmakers to sign on to the effort may well be showing the economic impact of the new rule.

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CSA safety measurement system display changes now available for review

Among the changes being proposed are de-emphasizing BASIC percentile rankings and better describing so-called "absolute" carrier BASIC measures' relationship to scoring.

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