Todd Dills

An upward trend in truck-occupant crash deaths

In the years following FMCSA's 2003 publication of the hours of service rule that first included the 14-hour on-duty window, the percentage of truck-occupant crash deaths among all truck-involved fatalities is on an upward trend.

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The flat, van, reefer markets bucking the national downward rate trend in the last week

All equipment types could be getting ready for a rebound. Why? Load availability was up in the largest van freight markets last week, accompanied by a 30 percent increase in reefer freight movements compared to the previous week. Flatbed is also gaining strength.

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Video: Tony Justice live in Nashville at the downtown TA

Trucker/singer-songwriter Tony Justice live at the TA location in downtown Nashville -- this video captures an acoustic version of the "We Drive Trucks" anthem on his new "Brothers of the Highway" record.

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Favor for minimum wage hike growing among truckers

Since Overdrive queried readers in 2014 about prospects for the $7.25/hour minimum wage, more truckers today believe it’s time to raise the wage, following a series of states and localities that have raised their own minimums.

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I-75 in Tenn. fully open after slide; delays on I-40 in Roane County

Two I-75 lanes NB/SB were finally reported open last week, April 13, following the rock slide in Campbell County, TN; I-40 reduced to one lane in both directions between MM 350 and 352 through late May.

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Staring down a head-on collision with Carroll Fulmer driver

Latest from Dashcam Central: When you see somebody coming at you out of the distance, it can take a moment to realize just what you're seeing. In this case a pair of headlights emerging and, it becomes increasingly clear, attached to a four-wheeler who is in your very lane.

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#TruckThat! social media campaign leading into membership group for drivers

Via mobile app slated to relase in June, the group, One20, will offer deep discounts at stops on bedrock goods and services, from showers, dinner and parking to tires.

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Why ‘automatic’ may or may not mean ‘automatic’ when it comes to ELDs

In OOIDA's case against the ELD mandate, it argues FMCSA has not conformed to Congressional statute requiring ELDs because it didn't require devices that 'automatically' record all hours. Did Congress really mean what it said?

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Tony Justice, Aaron Tippin ‘Brothers of the Highway’ music video

Watch the music video for Tony Justice's new "Brothers of the Highway" album title track, a vocal collaboration with country legend Aaron Tippin. The video is produced by Big Rig Videos' Chris Fiffie.

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Reefer, van ‘warming market’ maps for the week

Spring freight volumes are exactly hot in van and reefer, but warming. Usually this time of year, notes DAT's Ken Harper, rates will follow. Some local markets where owner-operators can bring confidence to negotiations detailed here.

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