Todd Dills

CSA/PSP: Due process, access key operator concerns

Diving into the issues surrounding operators' access to information being collected about their businesses by DOT and due process concerns with dismissed citations/violations.

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Reader: ‘I’d drive naked!’ — More on in-cab facial video monitoring

Readers respond to the question "Would you drive if your carrier had a camera pointed at your face or the road?" Sound off yourself here.

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Infographic: The reach of cargo theft

The problem of cargo theft has not improved much, if at all, in years now. Tyco Integrated Securities' 2012 cargo theft infographic illustrates the problem.

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Best 2013 truck calendar cover yet

It's a toss-up, ultimately, among several, but this shot by Tom Schoening of Peterbilt dealer network Sioux City Truck Sales, featuring post-flood dump work in action and one confused deer, may be it.

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Changes to violation weighting, more posted this weekend

Among changes taking place this week are the introduction of a new hazmat-specific BASIC and adjustments in various violation weights.

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Birds of a feather: Trucking tweeps @OverdriveUpdate

More selected new and/or noteworthy followers of Overdrive's Twitter feed, @overdriveupdate.

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Independent hauler plans biz investment after lottery win

Building business with a little help from the Powerball lottery.

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What an exotic dancer-led lawsuit means to leased businesses

If you thought owner-operators and exotic dancers had nothing in common, think again. A recent $13 million case settlement reveals independent contractor classification issues similar in scope.

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PSP 2.0 expands access to driver records, introduces iPhone app

Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program crash/inspection violation history reports are now available to companies involved in hiring decisions beyond just interstate motor carriers.

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Modest proposal: $65/hour, fair detention rate to protect small biz

A reader sees a need for mandatory detention pay to protect the small business trucking life from the continuing encroachment of big-business competition and government regulation in the form of tightening hours and EOBRs.

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