Todd Dills

Crashes and interventions: Crackdown!

FMCSA is putting extra muscle into shutting down truck and bus fleets. Often lacking robust back-office resources to deal with interventions, small carriers can be considered most vulnerable.

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Roundup: Strange bedfellows, scale-house burger, Android barker

Legislation can make for odd bedfellows among supporters, Wendy Parker orders a cheeseburger -- at the wrong drive-through, and Mack Trucks' Bulldog magazine gets new digital distribution.

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Crashes and interventions: Wreck frequency varies widely by state

Where is a collision with a heavy-duty truck most likely to happen? That dubious distinction goes to New Jersey. Find full state rankings in this first installment in our May 2013 Part 3 CSA's Data Trail coverage.

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Trucking brings out the best

Bringing the kids along for the haul can serve several purposes -- here's an example of a truck-trip fueling creative experimentation.

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Watch those post-crash-inspection violations

They shouldn't be assigned severity weights to contribute to a carrier's ranking in any CSA BASIC if the violation was a result of the crash.

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Crashes and interventions: CSA’s crash flaw

Independent owner-operators have the lowest rate of truck-involved crashes but are far more likely to be put out of service than drivers for carriers with 500 or more trucks, which have a higher crash rate.

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Saturday roundup: Lame excuses, hidden giants, antique trucks

More installments in the annals of good times, bad behavior and public image making.

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Crashes and interventions: Blitzkrieg probes coming to trucking

The FMCSA's quick-strike sweep through "high-risk" passenger carriers, say officials, will be hitting our industry sooner rather than later. Knowing the agency's definition of a high-risk carrier is your first step in avoiding involuntary shutdown.

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New Mexico recognized for its Smart Roadside Inspection tech

The recognition from the Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School was awarded as part of the center's "Top 25 Innovations in Government" program.

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Readers want immigration enforcement, not reform

“There already is a legal path to citizenship,” said David S. McQueen, summing up the near-majority stance among Overdrive readers on the U.S. government’s feints toward immigration reform.

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