Todd Dills

Weigh station bypassing — there’s an app for that

The PreClear bypass system is the first bypass system to supply driving-record information to enforcement personnel to help determine whether to bypass.

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FMCSA renames ‘Fatigued Driving’ CSA category, among changes

Changes to the CSA program -- including a new Hazmat category, adjustments to speeding severity weights and more -- will go live in December.

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Health walk highlights driver fitness

Trucking Solutions Group's third annual 61+ Health Awareness Walk drew good participation from owner-operators and drivers, among others, at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Cobra unveils wireless dual CB/phone headset

Cobra Electronics introduced its new noise-canceling Bluetooth headset with capability to pair with both a CB and cellphone simultaneously with easy switching between modes.

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Hodyon addressing APU accessibility for owner-operators

The Dynasys APU's leasing program refuses no one, regardless of credit score -- just one of the ways the company is breaking down accessibility barriers for operators needing APUs.

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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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