Todd Dills

Staring down CARB, learning from the best

Owner-operator Steve Bixler weighs in on four-wheeler education, and California-resident independents Tom and Karen Moore face a tough CARB choice.

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Back on the ice: Lisa Kelly’s return to Ice Road Truckers

Lisa Kelly returns to Ice Road Truckers as a new season debuts on the History Channel Sunday, June 9. What does the most recognizable face in trucking have to say about the latest twists?

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Alaska: Avalanche on the Haul Road!

Never a dull moment on Alaska's Haul Road to Prudhoe Bay, as recent avalanches on Atigun Pass proved for two rigs caught up in them.

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Four-wheelers should ‘learn from truck drivers’

Con-way Freight's Tom Clark makes a compelling case for his view that four-wheelers should take a lesson from professional truck drivers on distracted driving -- as a frequent two-wheeler, I concur.

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Poll: Has your average haul gotten longer or shorter in recent memory?

Have you seen the re-regionalization of van and reefer segments -- shorter length of haul, fewer miles -- or found a long-haul niche in flatbed or other segment that pays? This poll probes declining/rising haul length over the last five years.

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Surplus parts online at cost or less

The new Surplus-Solutions.com online parts engine is also working to expand its discounted labor rates offering throughout the year.

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Mack Pinnacle rolls as memorial in Rolling Thunder rally

A Mack Pinnacle Axle Forward model joined the proceedings at the 26th-annual Rolling Thunder rally in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend.

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Tony Justice: New record in the works, expanded distribution

Driver and songwriter Tony Justice plans a follow-up to his 2011 "On the Road" release, which is getting new distribution to Love's, Wilco.

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Operator’s new book details fitness turnaround

Mike Sammons' "Working Man's Road to Weight Loss" details the driver's story to losing more than half his body weight in a quest for better health.

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Iowa 80 is ‘8th Wonder’

The Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, has been nominated by the Quad Cities Convention and Visitor’s Bureau as the 8th Wonder of the World in Virtual Tourist’s current online contest. Voting is open until September 30. Entries have been received from all over the world, the truck stop reports, and anyone is eligible to vote once a day between June 3 and Sept. 30.

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