Todd Dills

Tied to a cause: Driver support grows for Truckers Against Trafficking

One of them, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, took his support for the organization to new heights with his early-2014 benefit climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina.

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Thursday round-up: CARB protest, highway babies, apnea follow-up

Owner-operator Loren Hutnick leads a rally, driver Mike Hawthorne packs a birthing kit, and Kenneth Dice decides fighting for a CDL is not worth it when authorities can't even make heads or tails of what's required relative to sleep apnea and medical certification...

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Docs’ sleep apnea approach getting aggressive — and confused?

The story of a driver denied medical certification because of his successfully treated sleep apnea.

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VIDEO: Jetset Getset’s ‘Mile a Minute’ behind 75th-anniversary Pete

Teen country-pop outfit Jetset Getset performed its trucking-themed track in the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day parade on a flatbed behind the truck March 31.

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KeepTruckin

Introduced in early 2013, this app (Android and iOS) and attendant dispatching tools (both free) sees Silicon Valley giant Google Ventures getting into the computer-assisted logging game – the GV company seeded the tech startup that launched the software. Like BigRoad, KeepTruckin is a computer-assisted log, though the company reports the ELD mandate is on the radar. 

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Get your load on: The DIY tow

One man, one load, two trucks in Charles Rhodes' DIY tow -- one of those "gettin' 'er done" moments on the highway.

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Former trucker’s new novel chronicles young driver’s failure

By writer Dave Newman -- who spent a couple years OTR some time ago -- "Two Small Birds" tells the story of Dan Charles, a would-be poet and Walt Whitman devotee on a crash course with OTR trucking.

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POLL: Would an hours of service revamp change your view of e-logs?

Is widespread opposition to the ELD mandate proposed recently by FMCSA really an hours of service issue? Would an hours revamp make ELDs more palatable? Tell us in this poll...

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Report urges trailer, tire, natural-gas power standards for Phase II efficiency regs

With the second round of heavy-duty fuel-efficiency standards recently announced by the Obama Administration, the National Research Council offered a series of recommendations in a newly released report.

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POLL: Has your view of Obamacare changed?

A day after the first open-enrollment period for the health-insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act closed, we want to know how the intervening six months have affected, if at all, your view of the ACA. Tell us here.

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