Todd Dills

Shout-outs from Dallas, Nashville, via studios mobile and not so

2 p.m. Friday at GATS 2013, choices abound close to home -- and more from the show and Tony Justice's vocal session in Nashville earlier in the week...

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Peak racers outside GATS main entrance

Views on the Peak Motorsports racer, funny car and hauler as GATS 2013 gets under way in Dallas.

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Obamacare: Decision upcoming for uninsured operators

An ATBS informational document aims to help uninsured owner-operators make the decision on whether to purchase insurance to satisfy the individual mandate or continue uninsured.

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How would you fix the problem of excessive loading/unloading delays?

From changes in how drivers are paid to new government regulation of shippers and receivers, the choices are many -- and none particularly easy to implement. Which do you think would do the job best?

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Hope for the next generation

Connecticut-based owner-operator Joe Bielucki's story of taking his niece out on a run with him gives him hope for the future.

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Health walk, blood drive hosted at GATS

The TSG hosts its annual health walk at GATS beginning 11 a.m. Friday at the TA Petro booth -- find Friday and Saturday times for the blood drive at the TSG booth here.

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Trucker Tools in the gray lady; Channel 19 getting quieter?

The decline of the CB via the profusion of trucking smartphone apps and the phones themselves gets treatment in the NY Times, and readers weight in on why Channel 19 gotten quieter lately...

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‘Killer Truckers’ TV special on re-air

On bright spot in the special about the FBI's Highway Serial Killings Initiative is that it delved farther into on-highway crime -- that against truckers, and trucking advocates' efforts to tamp down human trafficking.

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Bringing out the stripes in an ’86 359

Small fleet owner Ronnie Adams combined a few historic paint/strike schemes of the 1970s and 1980s to create the color combination of his '86 Peterbilt 359.

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BigRoad logging app on iPhone

The company's owner-operator/fleet version, available at $15 per month, likewise added IFTA functionality with state mile reporting.

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