Todd Dills

CARB to boost low-use mileage exemption

Good news for owner-operators and fleets in the Eastern U.S. who run to California only occasionally or can keep their in-state miles below the 5,000-7,500 range per year: The state's upping its low-use exemption mileage.

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Lawsuit against CSA could see decision within 6 months, attorney says

Henry Seaton expects a decision in the next six months -- meanwhile, two reports from House committees on the CSA SMS are expected before the end of the year.

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Roundup: River States in Wis. hosting show, hanging a fuel-mileage shingle, new vid series…

Overdrive's Pride & Polish heads to Wisconsin in 2014, with River States Customz in La Crosse hosting.

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Poll: Have the new hours affected your income?

With the first quarter following the July 1 change in the hours of service rules well over and done, what has been the economic impact for your operation?

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Pre-diabetic diagnosis births an Ironman

Mercer-leased owner-operator Wesley Wilson lost 100 pounds toward a quest to complete the Lake Placid Ironman race.

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Anne Ferro on a haul — finally

Riding along with owner-operator Leo Wilkins yields new insights for FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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Talk of the road: House bill to hold hours changes

For bill supporters, key to convincing lawmakers to sign on to the effort may well be showing the economic impact of the new rule.

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CSA safety measurement system display changes now available for review

Among the changes being proposed are de-emphasizing BASIC percentile rankings and better describing so-called "absolute" carrier BASIC measures' relationship to scoring.

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Horror or not: Growing consumer interest in driverless cars

Does growing interest show potential for four-wheeler safety improvement -- or the opposite?...

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Crowdfunding handbags made from recycled tires

The "Necessary Recycling" start-up makes various bags from recycled tractor-tire inner tubes -- they're conducting a Kickstarter.com funding campaign to reclaim 30 more tons' worth of tubes.

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