Todd Dills

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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Poll: Have you seen your Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) crash/violation report?

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Hot buttons poll: Campaign finance

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Mack takes Manhattan; Got a CB handle for sale or steal?

Mack runs commercials on the CBS building "super screen" in Times Square, NYC, and Todd gets a CB -- got a handle for him?

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So it *IS* Christmas already

How do we know? We've got word of a Christmas-themed Toys for Tots-focused parade Dec. 1 in Atlanta. Share any local events you're involved in here.

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Does FMCSA’s medical card verification program violate HIPAA?

Short answer: Probably not. Here find a roundup of viewpoints from readers on this and other issues surrounding FMCSA's new medical card-verification policy.

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