Todd Dills

Spot market rates finally respond after weeks of major-market load volume improvement

Freight and rates are picking up pretty much all over the country, but lanes favoring carriers (more than 3 loads per truck) are in the Southern "belly band," from South Carolina/Georgia, over to California.

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FMCSA standing up vetting process for ELD certifications

After issues found in some of the initial certifications, FMCSA is starting a pre-publication vetting process for further electronic logging device registrations and certifications to be included in its ELD registry.

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2016 out-of-service criteria changes in effect

New out-of-service criteria having to do with lighting power supply, objects lodged between dual tires, the steering mechanism and more are part of CVSA 2016 OOS criteria.

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Chuck Timbrook’s ‘Black Out’ military tribute rig recognized by the V.A.

The United States Department of Veteran's Affairs surprised the rig pictured above and its W.Va.-based owner-operator, Chuck Timbrook, this weekend after yet another mission of support and appreciation of military veterans.

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ELDs on the market today

This most recent update to Overdrive's August 2015-published comparison chart offers quick looks at more than 20 electronic logging device providers on or entering the market.

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E-log transition, week 3: Wes Memphis looks back

"I had gone from Sonny Pruitt to just another downtrodden drone on the digital grid." --Wes Memphis in his week 3 installment as the No. 1 driver in his company's transition to e-logs. Nothing, however, is so simple ...

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POLL: Ever been tested/treated for sleep apnea?

With two years gone now since drivers were required to utilize a medical examiner of the national registry for med certification, this poll looks at the extent to which apnea testing has grown more common -- or not. Have you ever been tested or treated?

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Reefer, van spot markets in the last week — rates steady, volumes on the rise

National average rates held steady for vans last week, as gains in the Southeast and some California markets were offset by declining rates in the Midwest and Northeast. For reefers, markets in Calif., Ga., Fla., Ark. and Texas gained a lot in load volume.

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Sleep apnea back front and center of health/safety conversation

Following release of FMCSA apnea "pre-rule" requesting information, and release of study on apnea and crash risk, conversation among advocates heats up over study's validity, more.

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Former ‘American trucker’ host Robb Mariani hit with a ‘sick’ meme, hits back

Robb Mariani is challenging Facebook to institute better piracy/defamation controls in the wake of his image being used in a meme equating being a "real trucker" with hitting hitchhikers with urine bottles thrown out the window at highway speeds.

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