Todd Dills

Small brokers reload on $75K bond

Small brokers group AIPBA planning court challenge to the new $75K broker/freight forwarder surety bond requirement.

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Challenge No. 1: Adapting to change

Among the many challenges owner-operators face, perhaps the biggest is choosing exactly how to adapt to industry change to remain competitive and profitabile.

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Rotella Road Show trailer new and improved

The Shell Rotella Road Show trailer is now three times its former size with custom bump-outs -- Dan Arcy gave an update on progress toward the PC-11 oil standard for 2016.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd continues long-haul legacy with new record

Lynyrd Skynyrd's new "Last of a Dyin' Breed" record runs hard with themes of the passing of a generation of highwaymen and -women. Interviews here with guitarist/Blackfoot founding member Rickey Medlocke and tour hauler Dale Macon.

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Our favorite agency: Guess who’s on Facebook…

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Facebook page could be a great venue for drivers to get their viewpoints heard by the general public. Also: detail on an upcoming public meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

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VIDEO: Wire walk between two moving trucks

Champion slackliner Faith Dickey walks a wire suspended between two Volvo cabovers pulling dry vans, at speed.

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A look in the mirror: Is Overdrive ‘fit for duty?’

Readers respond to Overdrive's August 2012 cover story, "Fit for duty," about carrier efforts to recruit former military service members to driver ranks.

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Ohio takes on ‘trucker’ toll scam

A toll-evasion scam on the Ohio Turnpike yields no shortage of boosted cash for road operators -- and a little indignation from haulers on being singled out.

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Forecast: EOBR proposed rule likely by March

Congress directed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to mandate electronic onboard recorders.

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More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion and regulatory direction.

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