Todd Dills

Shutdown = No twitter for Anthony Foxx

Anthony Foxx has pledged not to use Twitter during the government shutdown -- perhaps some hours of service suggestions might help wake him up.

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More ‘bird business’: Share your ‘Most Loved Pet’

Checking in with Sammons-leased owner-operator Larry Leckrone, whose 25-year-old pet macaw Mugsy rides along with him in his 1962 C-model Kenworth.

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Amid government shutdown furor, a tap on the sleep apnea brakes

For now. There are indications that Congressional mandating of FMCSA taking a rulemaking approach to any apnea regulation would slow the process down, though some readers didn't see it that way.

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Obamacare upside for independent contractor model?

Only if insurance rates get reasonable, as it were, on the long-term basis.

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Left-coast gamble: Other CARB regs and deadlines

This last portion of this series details other of CARB's diesel equipment-focused emissions rules, interwoven with its primary truck and bus rule on powertrains.

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Will you participate in the ‘Truckers Ride for the Consitution?’

The "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" Facebook page has been calling drivers to participate in an Oct. 11 Washington, D.C., area convoy, demonstrations around the country through the 13th and more, likewise a buy-nothing solidarity gesture from the general public. Will you take part? Or not hardly...

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VIDEO: I-5 Skagit River bridge replacement slides into place

Time-lapse video shows the elaborate work that went into putting the Skagit River I-5 Bridge's permanent span into place September 14-15, following collapse earlier in the year.

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Three advocate-operators on why they do what they do

A look back at three operators/advocates recently featured in a brief driver-appreciation Q&A at Load Delivered Logistics' website.

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Left-coast gamble: CARB’s enforcement potential, narrow compliance alternatives

Part 2 of this feature series looks at alternatives to CARB Truck and Bus Rule compliance for owner-operators of 1996-2006 model year equipment and CARB's enforcement muscle.

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Tragedy in Nashville after low-speed tip-over

The above looks due west/northwest on Glenrose Avenue in Nashville, Tenn., just up the road from the site of a tragedy a few nights back that, like so many, could have been avoided. I don't know all the circumstances, but a fuel tanker driver heading east on Glenrose toward the Delta Express fueling station on the northeast corner at Glenrose and Thompson Lane apparently took a wrong turn, making a left onto "Old Glenrose." What ...

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