Todd Dills

Hot Button: What would be the No. 1 effect of a wide owner-operator shutdown?

Opinion on the potential effects resulting from a wide shutdown has varied widely among Overdrive readers -- from a solid negative for truckers' public image to political leverage on regs.

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Left-coast gamble: CARB forces tough yearend decision for many owner-operators

What choice will you make? This first in a three-part series shares tools to help and perspective on short- and long-term preparation for the future of emissions regulations.

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Obamacare exchanges open, drivers sound off

Forty percent of Overdrive readers remain uncertain of how they will purchase insurance in 2014, as Obamacare implementation approaches.

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Rate undercutting getting worse?

Independents are feeling the pinch in certain quarters -- some contend rate undercutting by other carriers without the business sense to make a healthy profit are a sizable part of the problem.

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Have you ever been tested for sleep apnea?

With the topic of potential federal regulation of drivers operating with or at risk of the sleep apnea condition, this poll probes whether the apnea focus of recent years has already affected you.

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Some ACA health-insurance exchange premium detail made available

The Department of Health and Human Services' first limited release of premium data in federally run health insurance exchanges under Obamacare has finally come down. Find it here.

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More industry unity would pay big dividends on regulations

St. Augustine, Fla.-based small fleet owner Robert Steele weighs in on need for a united front on shippers/receivers wasting drivers' time, hours, and other issues.

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Say no to stacked light violations

An advocate, going to bat for a driver hit with five "stacked" lighting violations during an inspection, uncovers some intel on a potential final fix for stacking ongoing via CVSA/FMCSA development work. High time for it. . .

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‘Truckers to Shut Down America’ viral meme keeps moving

The Facebook page that went viral the third week of September calling for a trucking shutdown was then shut down itself under murky circumstances. Meanwhile, nontrucking promoters move toward a semblance of organization.

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More on the HHG miles problem (and kettlebell workouts)

Says owner-operator Jeff Clark: If market forces do not force a sunset on carrier use of the HHG miles system for pay, "we should start demanding it from FMCSA and Congress."

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