Todd Dills

Severity weights, out-of-service protocol for new hours rules

States are likely to treat rest-break violations differently, some requiring the offending driver to sit for the break, but it should not be marked as an official out-of-service violation, says CVSA.

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Monday roundup: Big wheels roll, fast-pitch advocacy

A new trucking tune from driver/songwriter Paul Hutchins, and Women in Trucking founder Ellen Voie is playing the trucking advocacy game back in a mainstream sports venue, the Cleveland Indians' stadium.

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Professional at work: Jon and Miriam Brown’s freight hauler

The couple have been a team since they became "accidental truckers" in the year 2000 as a company team with CRST. Today, leased to Landstar Ranger, they've halved their yearly miles while boosting their take-home.

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Kansas driver honored

Mark Goforth was recently named Ruan Transportation Management Systems’ 2012 Driver of the Year after being selected from a pool of more than 4,200 professional drivers. Goforth, who operates out of Ruan’s Topeka, Kan., terminal, has been with Ruan since 2005. He has driven more than 1.5 million miles during his 15 years as a professional truck driver. Goforth was chosen based on length of service, safety, driving records, and exceptional customer service.

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‘Trucker spy’ shooter sentenced

The shooter's owner-operator target, Bruce Johnston, speaks on the long saga of the shooter's conviction and sentencing, which includes time served in a Tennessee work house and a long probationary period.

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Obamacare insurance exchange premiums in N.Y., elsewhere

New York State's release of monthly premium rate information in its 2014 health insurance exchange showed a reduction for many versus current individually purchase health plans.

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New SuperRigs show winner named after eligibility audit

Video, pictures of the newly-named winning rig, Wisconsin-based small fleet owner-operator Bill Rethwisch's Dreamsicle-paint-schemed 2012 Peterbilt 389 and Polar tanker.

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Walcott: ‘High Gear Photography’ with Kenny Hubka

Hubka and his wife's photo work grew out of what he calls a "passion" for both the art of picture taking and, well, trucking.

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Idle Smart/OOIDA partnership

OOIDA members to receive rebate on the purchase of the Idle Smart automatic engine start/stop solution for in-cab climate control.

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POLL: Have the new hours regs impacted your revenue?

Almost three weeks into the effective date of most of the new hours of service regulation, Overdrive wants to know -- have you lost loads, miles and/or revenue on account of the overall reduction in weekly possible on-duty hours with restart restrictions/30-min. required breaks? Or not?

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