Todd Dills

FMCSA shuts down S.C.-based small fleet, owner-operator

Three separate out-of-service orders were issued to two companies and one driver declared imminent hazards to public safety.

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Readers largely cynical on ‘nuclear’ filibuster move

Readers largely cynical on 'nuclear' filibuster move

77 percent of readers looked unfavorably on Senate Democrats' changing of filibuster rules.

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Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 2

Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 2

In the second third of the year, the hours of service took front and center, along with a bevy of spectacular rigs seen on the show circuit and elsewhere. Take a tour back through the year via this review.

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What’s your business outlook for 2014?

Always a hot topic this time of year, share your thoughts on 2014 predictions for your own business under this poll probing the coming year. Will you be able to negotiate rate increases/acquire new freight? Or will regulatory and other cost pressures push profit down?

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Ol’ Red’s glory days: Restoration of an ’86 Kenworth W900

Gailand “G-Man” Johnston’s decision to do a full custom restoration of this 1986 Kenworth W900 was like paying respect to an old friend.

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Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 1

Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 1

Big themes for the year reared their heads in the first quarter on the blog, from upcoming CARB deadlines to increasing angst over CSA. Take a tour back through the year via this review.

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And the winner is…: ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’

And the winner is...: 'I'll Be Home for Christmas'

The winner in our Top Christmas Songs poll/countdown effectively evokes the melancholy of time gone by as well as the joy of having someone back home to share it with.

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Santa’s gift to owner-operators

Santa's gift to owner-operators

He's bringing a raft of deductions, say the folks over at owner-operator business/tax services firm ATBS in their annual humorous Christmas vid.

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UPDATED: Medical certification confusion — and a state by state resource guide for meeting Jan. 30 reporting deadline

UPDATED: Medical certification confusion -- and a state by state resource guide for meeting Jan. 30 reporting deadline

Clearing up some of the confusion around self-reporting of CDL holders' medical certifications. Reporting deadline: Jan. 30, 2014; Kansas, Idaho here update their procedures since original story aired.

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Holidays on the road

Holidays on the road

Rand McNally's survey of 800+ drivers about how they celebrate holidays on the road yielded quite a few tales of generosity, camaraderie and veritable miracles... What your best story of Christmas on the road?

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