Todd Dills

National Coalition on Truck Parking formed, results of Jason’s Law parking study released

DOT reps and stakeholder groups have signed a pledge of commitment to a newly created National Coalition on Truck Parking.

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Early adopters: ELDs on the market today

Attendant to the August 2015 "Early adopters" feature story in Overdrive, this chart offers points of comparison between 13 electronic logging devices currently on the market.

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Quick work made of I-93 sinkhole; More alt. routes for I-65 NB in Indiana

Highway haps: While InDOT continues to divert NB I-65 traffic along the official detour, local media have specified a variety of potential alternates for points north of Lafayette.

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Spot market van freight: As volume grows slowly, pricing lags

Freight trends this week: Nationally, van rates dropped a couple cents, but opportunity exists in local markets in N.Y., Pa., Md., Va. and Ind.; Charlotte-to-Buffalo lane still ripe for triangulation.

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ELD mandate poised to begin two-year countdown

The latest U.S. Department of Transportation projection still shows a Sept. 30 release of the final rule that would require the vast majority of interstate carriers to use electronic logging devices. Tom Cuthbertson, Omnitracs vice president, believes that date is reliable, given a prior projection had moved the date farther out, only to be followed by news that the rule had been sent for approvals to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation and the ...

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Updated: Readers react to ‘Suicide by truck’ cover feature probing the on-highway unthinkable

Several Overdrive readers responded to the magazine's "Suicide by truck" feature with stories of their own. If you have one you want to share, feel free to use the comments under this post.

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Navigating ‘amateur day’ with the four-wheelers

"Amateur Night," by driver Bill Patterson: "I dread Saturday nights. You never know what will happen." Profiling the texter, the brake-footer, the rubbernecker, the NASCAR wannabe and ...

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Election 2016 ‘Trumped’ for truckers

Asked which presidential candidate they'd most like to take on a ridealong, truckers named Donald Trump far and away more than any other candidate.

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Early adopters: Getting ahead of the ELD mandate

Most owner-operators still oppose an ELD mandate as the final rule gets closer. Yet some independents see benefits in trying out new technology to adjust to what they believe to be an eventual reality.

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POLL: How common are so-called ‘suicide by truck’ events?

Following our recent 'Suicide by truck' package of stories, this poll probes the question of just how common the phenomenon might be -- what's been your knowledge of such events over the years?

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