Todd Dills

Road Hunter app updates weather map views

Since the Road Hunter trip-planning app's introduction to Overdrive's audience last August, its developer has expanded weather-map functionality to include rain, ice and snow in addition to severe weather and wind, among other updates.

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No, a truck did not kill a bunch of anti-Trump protestors trying to block a highway in Seattle

A dead giveaway that this little item of fake news is what it is: Though it was purported to have happened in Seattle, the location was I-15. Last time I checked ...

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Women’s self-defense course on a cruise ship

The Real Women in Trucking nonprofit announced it will host a two-hour self-defense course for women in attendance during its first annual Queen of the Road on the High Seas cruise. Taekwondo instructor/driver advocate Allen Smith will lead.

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Go Vols? Clemson’s not the only team hopeful of rematch chances

With the college football national championship tonight featuring a rematch from last year's championship game, team pride has found its way into the day-to-day of highway hauling -- van haulers, keep the trailer clean as you can, and if not, keep your eyes on your mirrors stuck in traffic.

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Has your truck, trailer or load ever been the victim of a theft?

This poll explores the extent to which cargo theft and truck or trailer theft has affected owner-operators -- any combination of truck, trailer or load theft happened to you throughout your career? Weigh in here.

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Owner-operators trend optimistic about business in 2017

We can take the optimism expressed in these results with a crunchy-good grain of road salt or sand, but for the first time in the few years, a majority of owner-operators think this coming year will be better than the last. Recent indicators agree...

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Christmas-New Year ‘downtime week’ rates some of the strongest this year for reefers, vans

This weekly spot market update, covering last week's Christmas-New Year interregnum for a sizable chunk of the American economy, showed van and reefer rates remaining strong, "perhaps even stronger" than prior weeks, noted DAT's Ken Harper.

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If Trump really wants to save U.S. jobs …

"If he (Trump) cares about the working man, he’ll stop this talk about driverless trucks.” --Trucker Jerry Jackson in Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial about autonomous vehicle tech threats.

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Readers see racial element in U.S. election

White-grievance or -identity politics, a majority of November/December OverdriveOnline.com poll respondents noted, did play a role among Trump’s voters, while a more vocal minority believed it didn’t.

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POLL: Berlin- or Nice-style terrorist attack involving a heavy truck — likely in U.S. or not?

In the wake of last year's Berlin and Nice attacks in Europe, how likely do you feel terrorist attacks involving trucks are here in the U.S.?

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