Todd Dills

Short and sweet: Pros, cons of length-of-haul trends

Part 1 in a two-part length-of-haul analysis presents owner-operator advantages/disadvantages of the trucking trend to shorter haul length in reefer and dry van segment.

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Data analysis use to predict …. driver happiness?

FleetRisk Advisors' predictive analysis engine -- think of it as the Moneyball approach to carrier risk management -- can help carriers reduce turnover, the company says; we've got some ideas on that score, too. . .

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VIDEO: Look into one wicked custom-detailed Caterpillar engine

Brian Davis' "Blowing money" Caterpillar engine detail is shown here in video shot at the Fitzgerald Truck Show and Overdrive's Pride & Polish event in Crossville, Tenn., June 2013.

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Independence Day trucking traditions

Keep on keeping on: That's what a lot of commenters on our Facebook page told us they were planning for the Fourth of July, among other proud traditions.

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Driver dispatches to DOT: New priorities for a new secretary

What should the new DOT Secretary focus make a priority as he takes office? We asked, and drivers responded.

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Poll: What issues should the new DOT Secretary make his highest priority?

We asked -- you responded. From the many comments suggesting appropriate efforts for the top transportation officer in the land, we put together this poll on needed action from incoming Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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Stunning flatbed airbrush work — and a benefit of customizing

Mike Manuel on his small flatbed fleet's custom showpiece, "Custombilt 359": "I'm in the hauling business, so my trucks will represent me." What a representative it is!

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Rocky restart for hours rules

The new hours of service rules began being enforced this week, despite resistance and pleas of concern over cost and productivity from drivers and the industry at large.

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Pride & Polish winners in Crossville, Tenn.

Big winners from the latest installment in Overdrive's truck-beauty National Championship series in Crossville, Tenn.

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When trucks were trucks: Familiar faces at Fitzgerald’s

Bill Blankenship of McMinnville, Tenn., showed off a classic find of a 1953 GMC 630, powered by a 134-hp Detroit diesel, at the Pride & Polish at Fitzgerald's.

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