Todd Dills

14-hour, ELD reform should be top priority for new FMCSA administrator, readers say

Readers delivered on our call for viewpoint on just where the next FMCSA administrator's priorities should sit -- the electronic logging device mandate stood out, with views toward hours of service reform with an emphasis on greater split-sleeper flexibility a primary theme.

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Trimble’s FieldMaster Logs ELD self-certified

The ruggedized-tablet-type dedicated unit ELD adds hours of service and driver vehicle inspection report functionality as part of a robust Fleet Management portfolio.

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Congressional low-hanging fruit for the Babin ELD delay bill, and a real shortage in Puerto Rico

Recall the House Freedom Caucus, which called for review/repeal of a myriad of regs (ELD mandate included) as Trump came into office? These caucus members voted against the recent delay amendment. And: An actual shortage of haulers in Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria's aftermath.

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Spot market gains in the last week — dry van, reefer at record volumes

Up, up, up: Spot market volumes hit an all-time high on the top 100 van lanes last week. And at $1.94 per mile, the national van rate is the highest it’s been in two and a half years – 16 cents higher than the overall August average.

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Second look at a Pride & Polish champ in Joe Regalado’s ‘Blue’ 2000 379/end dump combo

Take a video tour through Von Ormy, Texas-based Jarco Transport small fleet owner Joe Regalado's custom 2000 Peterbilt 379 and 2018 Armor Lite end dump, the trailer newly customized to match the tractor. 'Blue' continued her winning ways at GATS this year.

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I-75 NB/SB lane closures in Kentucky

Lane closures will be in place on southbound I-75 each day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time for three weeks, from MM 29 to the Tennessee state line. NB lane closures and a rest-area closure have more limited duration.

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Voices on the call for a shutdown starting October 3

This week’s edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast takes a run through the mailbag following last week’s conversations with organizers of two ELD mandate protest actions set to take place in Washington, D.C., beginning Oct. 3.

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DACA program should be preserved in some form, slight majority says

A 51 percent majority of Overdrive readers are in favor of preserving some form of relief from threats of deportation for participants in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Craig Krumpton’s retirement project 1971 Kenworth W900 and classic 1980s Double Eagle sleeper

Another beauty I came across at the Southern Classic Truck Show, owned by retired Craig Krumpton of West Columbia, S.C. Krumpton picked this 1971 Kenworth W900 in 2008. Its original owner-operator team hauled in it through the mid-1990s, and it still bears their original paint and features in large part.

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Spot market tightens, with rates moving accordingly on several lanes for vans, reefers

Capacity has been tight on the spot market, volumes heavy. Nationally, there are more loads available than there were before Hurricane Harvey, and recovery efforts after Irma have led to soaring van rates on lanes heading into Florida. More snapshots on hot and cold lanes, markets and more here.

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