Todd Dills

Retention is the issue, not recruiting: An ‘alert’ from trucker Jeff Clark

Clark's personal story relative to pay, recruiting and retention on the new North American Trucking Alerts community, advocacy website.

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Oregon: An edge on hours

The state of Oregon is known among owner-operators for more than its scenic mountain passes and rocky coast: Oregon’s weight-distance tax data sharpens its focus on log violations.

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Would widespread use of body cameras by law enforcement improve policing?

Would body cameras be effective accountability/evidence tool for law enforcement? The President certainly seems to think so. Tell us what you think in this poll.

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VIDEO: ‘Top rookie’ Julie Matulle hits the road with H.O. Wolding, Wreaths Across America

In just her second year as a driver, this week Matulle gets the rare opportunity to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery as part of preparations for the Wreaths Across America main event.

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Might your next truck inspector be wearing a body camera?

Would body cameras be effective accountability/evidence tools for law enforcement? The President certainly seems to think so.

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Hotshot trucking: How to start

Going into hotshot as an owner-operator is in a lot of respects no different from moving into business with a Class 8. The biggest differences lie in equipment choices and, for a leased owner-operator, getting used to operating under your own authority.

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POLL: Is it time to raise the fuel tax to fund highways?

An Oregon Democrat and a Wisconsin Republican recently joined forces in the House of Representatives to push a 15-cent fuel-tax hike introduced last year.

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‘Hotshot on steroids': Straight Forward Transportation of Ohio

Sue and Kevin Nelson's 2012 single-drive-axle Freightliner Columbia is Straight Forward Transportation’s “hotshot on steroids,” says Sue Nelson, acquired to augment a business founded the non-dually drive axle of a Ford F250 pickup, still in operation.

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‘Ghost Fleet’ becomes reality in new comic

The new "Ghost Fleet" comics series builds on the notion of such a fleet of "elite combat-trained truckers" hauling no-touch, no-look cargo. One of them "takes a forbidden peek at his payload" and "uncovers a conspiracy that will change his life forever!"

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Car/mobile equipment hauling: Owner-operator Greg Cutler’s Show-n-Sell Towing & Recovery

Today hauling classic cars, farm equipment and other rolling stock, Greg Cutler of Fon Du Lac, Wis., got into hotshot hauling after years as a tow operator.

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