Todd Dills

Looking into the crystal ball on ELDs/rates, and Owner-operator Reed goes to Washington

Two updates -- audio of Todd Amen of ATBS' conference call on operator income from yesterday, and one from owner-operator Scott Reed, fresh off a meeting with legislative aide to Senator Deb Fisher in Washington gone bad, only to turn out positive when Reed dropped in on other Senators from Iowa, North Dakota, Montana.

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Spring freight season under way? Some evidence in this week’s spot market update

Perhaps the biggest evidence comes in the national picture for flatbed freight, which continues to show very high load-to-truck ratios in most states after another strong month in March.

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The custom upgrade inside Jay Holsomback’s 1996 KW W900L

A look inside Georgia-based owner-operator Jay Holsomback's 1996 Kenworth W900L after a full upgrade custom designed by Holsomback and Aniceto Ocampo. Holsomback brought home second in Working Interior, OEM Sleeper, at MATS.

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Book of photo essays spotlights essential nature of trucking, down under and beyond

Australian photographer/author Alice Mabin's exceptional story is one of near-tragedy turned to new appreciation of the essential nature of trucking in all modern economies -- her new book, "The Driver," trumpets that message.

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Cutting through the ‘autonomous’ hype with Bendix’s Fred Andersky

Listen in on Andersky's "Drivers and the Automated Future" tech talk at the Bendix booth at the Mid-American Trucking Show two weeks back -- likewise a talk on PM procedures for slack adjusters.

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Spot market: Good things come to those who wait

In this week's spot market update, owner-operator James Woods urges more owner-operators to use tactical patience/time to their negotiating advantage -- and demand maps, more for dry van, reefer loads in the last week.

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New uShip CEO Mike Williams hoping to increase business freight in principal marketplace

In an interview with Overdrive, Williams also stressed uShip's Pro platform as one that could be adopted by more brokers and 3PLs as the tech backbone of their freight-management operations, as has been done in Europe by D.B. Schenker.

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The ‘Service & Sacrifice’ 1988 Freightliner FLT86 veterans tribute cabover

Ed Harwell's custom tribute to military veterans made its first truck-show appearance at the PKY championships at the Mid-America Trucking Show. This video, and plenty of photos, show the meticulous work put into the cabover's restoration.

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More ELD questions answered by Wes Memphis

And: A word from reader Bob Glaves against the ELD mandate; Revisiting tax/per-diem strategies that can be short-sighted when it comes time to weighing the need for income at retirement.

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Truckloads opens up carrier visibility to brokers

Brokers that post freight on Trucker Path's Truckloads platform can now search for verified carriers who could be a match to haul a load based on location, equipment type and the carrier's safety rating.

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