Todd Dills

Missing Truck Driver Alert Network finds helpful fleet partner

When Kari and Lee Fisher joined the Lightning Logistics fleet, they found no small measure of support from fleet co-owner Joe Hammerslough and others there.

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Retrofit-DPF sales to satisfy California regulations lag

The total number of verified DPFs sold by companies for diesels operating in California in the first half of 2013 was 3,508 and includes both passive and active DPFs.

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VIDEOS, PICS: Western Stars at N.Y. truck pull

Ralph Dineen Jr. and son came out on top of the competitive truck pull at the Broome County Fair in Whitney Point, N.Y. Vids and a gallery of photos of their run here.

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More off/on-duty discussion

Debate continues over loading/unloading situations and what exactly consitutes "off-duty" time under the new hours rule.

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New load profitability planner

123Loadboard.com launched a load planning function that takes into consideration driving time, deadhead mileage, fuel and toll costs toward a goal of stringing together hauls for maximum profitability. The "Load Planner" reduces the time required to locate a sequence of the highest potential paying loads to plan a trip without having to perform countless load searches. “The Load Planner automatically sorts trips based on profitability," said A.J. Sansoye, company operations director. "This ensures that you will always work with ...

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Demand rising for spot market flat freight

Rates reversed a downward trend in late July due primraily to growing volume in flatbed freight, DAT reported.

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Plum phone deal for Verizon customers

The Droid Razr M is currently being offered by Verizon in a free-with-two-year-contract deal -- I took advantage recently, and can attest the device has been a good one, at least thus far.

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The undeclared war on owner-operators

Reclassification, hours of service rules, increased equipment costs and state and local regulations on idling, parking and noise are smothering the owner-operator, writes Greg Fulton.

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POLL: Why do carriers have difficulty finding new drivers?

Carriers are again talking "driver shortage" in a big way -- what do you think? Why do so many seem to have so much difficulty recruiting new drivers?

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Losing the golden triangle: More proof shippers (mis)use CSA

A small fleet owner on CSA: "We lost our triangle, and it is incredible how much difference it has made. Many of our old customers ... called as soon as we lost the triangle."

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