Todd Dills

Podcast: Highway bill effort to resolve federal/state legal conflict over carrier services, driver wages

New court interpretations of the FAAAA introduce contradictions between federal and state law (particularly in California) that challenge percentage- and mileage-based compensation. In this podcast, legislation currently under consideration to resolve the issue.

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TIA, OOIDA support proposed language change to eliminate highway bill ‘poison pill’ for Unrated carriers

The proposed change, to be considered this week during House highway bill debate, notably excludes the thousands of Conditional rated carriers operating amid increasing difficulty obtaining a review after correcting problems.

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Bob Baylor of Indiana-based Baylor Trucking — March 7, 1948-Oct. 25, 2015

Second-generation head of Baylor Trucking, Robert “Bob” Baylor, 67, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015. Bob was born March 7, 1948, in Batesville, Ind.

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No breaks for brakes: Virginia State Police lead the nation in brake violation focus

The latest in Overdrive's CSA's Data Trail series: A no-frills approach to inspections also puts this state near the top for maintenance violations overall.

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The Passenger: Part 2

Wendy Parker's Halloween fiction concludes as flatbedder Rupert, rear-ended by Cuss, a killer with a dead body in the car that Rupert has only had a suspicion of, takes matters into his own hands...

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Next Trucking — latest tech-enabled brokerage, freight-marketplace hybrid

Next Trucking's new Android smartphone app and freight marketplace connects broker iDC Logistics' universe of shippers directly to owner-operators.

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Results: My 5K with this week’s Truckin’ Runners event

The Truckin' Runners Facebook group's virtual 5K is ongoing through the week; report here from the Cornelia Fort Airpark, whose runway served as my track.

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In advance of e-logs mandate, KeepTruckin officially launches its ELD

The KeepTruckin ELD, the company says, is expected to be compliant with the impending mandate for e-log use at a monthly $20 per truck for service.

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Van demand continues soft after summer retail inventory build-up

Receivers' outsize summer build-up of retail inventories could be responsible for continuing "soft" dry van volumes for this time of year on the spot market. Rates have followed demand decline.

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POLL: Will the recent announcement by the WHO relative to processed meats and cancer change your habits?

Processed meat has joined diesel fuel in the class of substances the World Health Organization has determined are linked to cancer. Will the classification change your eating habits toward other foods?

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