Todd Dills

‘Truckers: The soldiers of the U.S. economy’

Owner-operator Gary Johnson's new Gzs-Tees.com website has a section devoted to t-shirts with trucking messages of various and sundry colors and viewpoints.

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Hot Buttons: Women in combat

What do you think about the Pentagon’s removal of the ban on women serving in combat roles in the military? Is it a good or bad idea, or just official recognition of a role women already play?

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Prompt updates to fleet data can help scores

Use the MCS-150 form to update annual vehicle-miles-traveled and total power unit data for your fleet, measurements you have control over and which figure in Unsafe Driving and Crash Indicator BASIC measures.

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Readers on the crash-fault ‘shell game’

In denying the possibility of fault determination, advocacy groups ignore the majority of car-truck crashes.

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Breath test: More things to do with your phone

"Given how easy it is to get over the legal blood-alcohol limit for driving, it was only a matter of time before someone took the personal-breathalyzer concept to the phone..."

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Boaters ‘flashing truckers’ prompt new restrictions in N.C.

New NCDOT buoys around the I-77 causeway over Lake Norman attempt to remove the exhibitionist temptation.

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Inconsistent enforcement: CSA vs. the independent

In the two years since CSA's advent, the smallest carriers have had a much greater chance of getting inspected and put out of service than drivers and trucks of the largest carriers.

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Counting up the joys

"Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it." --Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Inferno Joe: Custom ’54 Kenworth 524

Inferno Joe is the product of Dino Guadagni, who rebuilt the 1954 Kenworth after taking it off the hands of the rig's original owner.

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Hadley SmartValve simplifies electronic height control

A video from the Hadley company details its new SmartValve electronic height control system's potential to reduce the physical burden on drivers raising and lowering landing gear, among other benefits.

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