Todd Dills

Broker group’s bond exemption request denied

FMCSA: "Granting an exemption to all brokers and freight forwarders would flout a clear and recent congressional directive and statement of the public interest,"

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POLL: How many freight-rate negotiations do you conduct in a week?

Independents, how negotiation-heavy is your business when it comes to rates? This poll asks how many rate conversations you have in any given week with a broker or freight agent.

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What’s your CB handle and how’d you get it?

Find several operators' anecdotes about how they got their handles here.

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Photos: No. 54 ‘Team Tortured’ ChampTruck at MATS

At Minimizer's booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show, this No. 54 "Team Tortured" truck will be piloted in the ChampTruck series by driver Brad Klemmenson of Blooming Prairie, Minn.

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An owner-operator option for ELDs

Continental's VDO RoadLog is a standalone unit with an up-front cost of under $700 and no monthly fees. While it doesn't get the attention of better-known e-log devices, it may be the best owner-operator fit.

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Internet Truckstop launches re-branding effort at MATS

Internet Truckstop has a new look. The brand and online freight-matching service, operational for two decades, has become Truckstop.com. Chat negotiation features, also, is rolling out to board subscribers.

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Diagnose your diesel with new HotshotSecret.com tool

New online tool aims to help pickup and semi-truck drivers quickly diagnose diesel engine issues based on model-specific symptoms.

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General Tire celebrates 100 years with truck tires for every tractor-trailer position

With the launch of General HS, HD and HT tires , Continental Tire is re-emphasizing high durability at the lowest cost-per-mile with an intent to serve the owner-operator-to-100-truck small fleet market.

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BorgWarner introduces K32 two-speed fan drive conversion

Targeted to vocational operators, BorgWarner's two-speed K32 Durospeed fan drive will be available in April as an option from truck manufacturers as well as a conversion kit for operators the on-off K32.

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Videos: Shakedown run in Mike Morgan’s Mack race truck

Ride with Mike Morgan for a couple laps around Nashville Fairgrounds half-mile oval -- Morgan's Powershift Performance is one of several race teams getting ready for the ChampTruck World Series next month.

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