Todd Dills

Obamacare deadline in 4 days — ripple effects in operator pay on the way?

The mandate to have health insurance could put trucking's independent contractor model in jeopardy. More on looming ACA deadline here.

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Two new books for the kids

One from close to home -- children's book "Papa Doug Hauls Strawberries and Smiles" from the TN Trucking Foundation -- and former driver Susan Burton's "My Auntie Susan Drives a Big Truck."

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Entry-level driver training committee members, first meeting announced

The first meeting of the advisory committee is scheduled for Feb. 26-27 in D.C.; among members is owner-operator Bryan Spoon of North Carolina. NPRM hoped for by end of year.

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New free load board on the way

Apex Capital pitches its new NextLoad.com load board as unique in delivering robust filtering/alert/search capability in a free board.

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Monday roundup: Driverless cars, discount ‘adult’ toys

Data on self-driving car laws mapped by Stanford research project; and -- File in 'weird': Sex toy discounts -- via reefer trailer.

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The vape escape — Survey shows growing use among operators

More and more truckers are vaping to get away from tobacco’s dangers. It’s working for some, though it has drawbacks.

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New MHC Kenworth locations listing parts in Surplus Solutions

MHC El Paso and MHC Ashville bring the total to eight MHC locations with more than 2,100 total part numbers listed in the website's search engine.

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‘Hold the line’ — former ‘black hawk down’ Army ranger’s message of endurance, persistence

Podcast: Thomas spoke, telling the story of his Somalia experience, and performed the song this past Thursday to open the Conversion Interactive / TCA recruiting, retention conference.

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The changing face of incentive-based compensation

Performance-based pay schemes for drivers are increasingly a part of carriers’ pay packages, more and more carriers putting potential increases in the driver’s own hands.

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In the huddle with football, fleet stats

GPS tracking/analytics software provider Fleetmatics' "Huddle Up" infographic riffs on answer to this question: "If fleets were football teams, how would they fare?"

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