Todd Dills

New Entrant testing listening session to be webcast Monday

Detail on the Monday, Jan. 13, webcast of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's first listening session on the subject.

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CARB diesel regs’ human toll: Family uprooted, split by move’s necessity

Checking in Martin and Alice Jez -- formerly of Galt, Calif. The pair have moved to Michigan anticipating CARB's regs relative to their 2000 Freightliner, splitting them from a six-year-old son.

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Be your own boss: How to get your own authority

A step-by-step guide to the necessary federal and other filings. Be prepared for paying fees and handling lots of forms.

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CARB extension a no-go for California independents

Checking in with California-based independents Tom and Karen Moore at the end of their long stare-down with CARB's Truck and Bus Rule.

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Updated: Views from the center of the ‘polar vortex’

Pictures and more from drivers caught in the extremely cold temps across the nation's midsection.

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Be your own boss: The wonders and woes of getting your own authority

It can be a hard road, but with careful planning and a little luck, getting your own authority can be a plus for operational freedom and income.

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The ice truck cometh! And melt-eth…

Entry in the annals of, well, weird here on the Channel 19 blog -- to promote the cold-starting power of the MotoMaster battery, Canadian Tire built a pickup out of ice.

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POLL: How have rates trended in military freight?

For those hauling military freight, how have rates trended in the sensitive/not-so-sensitive areas of the niche these last five years? Tell us more about what you're seeing in comments under this poll.

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Pit bulls in-cab: Resource for local laws?

In which reader Mary Hanlon adopts a pit bull and wonders, Is there a good central location to map routes to avoid locales with anti-pit ordinances? Any of the pit owners in the audience have suggestions?

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Carrier survey shows temperature heating up on detention negotiation

Transport Capital Partners' fourth-quarter industry survey showed 43 percent of carriers large and small felt they would be able to renegotiate detention in contracts with customers in the next quarter.

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