Todd Dills

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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Midwest by Southeast: Trucks, scenes from Tennessee

Four and more rad rigs from Wisconsin-based small fleet owner-operators on show at the Pride & Polish in Crossville, Tenn.

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‘Wireless Roadside Inspection’ inches closer to reality

Mobile communications technology stands to transform the way truck inspections take place, with big implications for the CSA program and owner-operator businesses.

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Team drivers: What’s the biggest attraction of team work?

Pay and lifestyle advantages are among various benefits to team operation some drivers have indicated -- what's the chief attraction as you see it?

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