Todd Dills

Cybersecurity: Tips for greater peace of mind

Anyone plugging a device into the onboard diagnostics port, particularly an ELD that will open up a connection between the truck’s computer and the internet, would do well to follow these practices.

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Finger on the ELD mandate — good marketing or well over the line?

A reefer trailer advertising an ELD product with a quite actual giant middle finger to the regulation brought a question from a longtime operator about overall driver image. Whatever you think aboout the ELD mandate, are such ads over the line or all in good fun?

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Scenes from Brad Wike’s Southern Classic Truck Show

Famous movie trucks, owner-operator rigs, small fleet flagships, restored gems and more: What it's all about at Brad Wike's Southern Classic Truck Show in Lincolnton, N.C.

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In the freight rate/availability weeds this disastrous week

With Hurricane Irma on the way and Harvey's effects being felt, the two natural disasters are "coming on top of a robust economy," notes DAT's Ken Harper, which could bode well for parts of the national freight market in the coming weeks.

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TruckersReport.com passes 1 million hits a month

The popular online forum and trucking jobs information site TruckersReport.com recently passed a milestone of 1,00,000 monthly hits.

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Hacking trucks: Cybersecurity and the ELD mandate

With hundreds of thousands of big rigs about to tack on internet-connected ELDs, some people see a major security threat.

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Next-generation owner-operator Ethan Madden on the 1984 Peterbilt 359 custom rig he’s spent his teens on

Video: catch a variety of views on 17-year-old Ethan Madden's custom 1984 Peterbilt 359, a truck that's passed now through three generations of Texas Maddens to score a second in its Antique class at the GATS Pride & Polish a couple weeks back.

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Wisconsin intrastate ELD mandate not adopted, may implement on delayed timeline

The June-published map of states' adoption plans for the ELD mandate for intrastate operations included Wisconsin on the list of those likely to adopt on the same enforcement timeline as the interstate rule, but reps there now say a delay for intrastate operations is likely.

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POLL: What should ultimately happen with DACA?

With former President Obama's executive order establishing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought here as children were shielded from deportation. Trump is phasing out the program -- what should happen next, whether Congressional action, an administrative reversal or nothing at all?

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States object to OOIDA’s assertions that they can’t enforce ELD mandate

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Questions are being raised by state officials about the validity of a recent legal petition filed by OOIDA. Several states responded to note that, as far as they were concerned, their regulatory code was fully up to date, including the ELD mandate.

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