Todd Dills

Losing ground: The military hauling niche

Owner-operators continue to fight for access to military freight, though federal cost-cutting initiatives have reduced rates.

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Latest TAT vid: ‘I am not a lot lizard’

The latest vid from the Truckers Against Trafficking organization re-ups the outreach to the industry via an empathetic portrait of the victims of human trafficking and a clarion call against the dehumanizing "lot lizard" term.

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‘Still not listening’: Readers react to FMCSA’s hours study

Overdrive readers in large part showed skepticism over FMCSA's hours-impact study and its conclusion that last year's changes improve safety -- Congressman continues call for independent review.

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POLL: How often do you use lumpers?

Do you pay lumpers or otherwise contract with a "freight handling" service in your trucking operation? Tell us how often if you do -- or if you don't -- in this poll.

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New ‘Truckers for Hope’ initiative to benefit St. Jude

Organizer Chris Dowdy is requesting drivers to mail in printed pictures/bios to present to children at the hospital during the April 25 outreach visit.

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Driver-to-driver tip: Slow down for a passing rig

Reader Kurt Kleinschnitz offered this driving tip in part to "improve the quality of life for the other drivers on the highway, and boost the standing of all truck drivers with the public."

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Pay by performance, rate trends

Was 2013 the year that changed driver pay forever? Gordon Klemp seems to think so. Catch a vid with him here from the TCA meeting in Nashville and find out why. Some potentially good news in it for independents.

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Did 2013 forever change the way drivers are paid? Performance-based pay making headway

A series of indicators and some anecdotally established patterns supported by data show an increasing willingness among truckload carriers to use performance-based pay systems for drivers.

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Drivewyze: Free weigh-station alert function for app

The PreClear weigh-station bypassing service is out in a new version, PreClear 3.0, which includes a feature available to app users without a subscription -- a free nationwide weigh station and inspection site alert service.

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C.O. Bruce Trucking — classic trucks through the decades

Photos and more from longtime owner-operator C.O. Bruce's and his 1960s visit to Overdrive offices in Los Angeles.

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