Todd Dills

POLL: Should the federal minimum wage be raised?

With California moving toward a phased-in $15/hr minimum wage over the next several years, and other states eyeing similar proposals, should the $7.25/hr minimum wage be hiked?

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DAT exits ELD market, pushes forward with mobile integration

Well-known freight-matching service provider DAT is exiting the electronic logging device (ELD) market just several months after its entrance with the small-fleet/owner-operator-focused InView product.

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Japanese ‘Dekotora’ tradition in custom rigs

A long look across the Pacific at Takuya Sosogi's custom 'dekotora' straight truck, hauling produce in the island nation of Japan. Mel Films' new short documentary shows Japanese custom traditions share a lot with those in the U.S.

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Driver before the truck in small fleet expansion

If the truck procurement/driver employment situation in small fleet expansion presents a chicken-egg type conundrum, operators would do well to focus on the driver first.

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OOIDA hits FMCSA with lawsuit to block ELD mandate, calls rule arbitrary and unconstitutional

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver's Association this week filed initial arguments in its challenge to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device (ELD) mandate final rule.

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Spot market volume takes a spring break

At once, in this weekly update, there remains reasons to be optimistic for the uptick in freight/rates that usually runs through June or July in a typical year -- also, DAT Trucker app updated at MATS 2016..

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Bad roads hasten one owner-operator’s retirement — and more infrastructure voices

What stretch of North American highway in your experience would warrant the nomination for the No. 1 'Worst Road' all around?

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I-75 in Tennessee after rock slide: Project completion possible by 4/15

After nearly a month of full closure on the NB side of I-75 in the state near the Kentucky border, one NB lane reopened to traffic last week, March 24. SB remains open.

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POLL: Do you carry health insurance?

What's been your situation relative to health insurance through the past year? Covered on your spouse's plan or a plan grandfathered by Obamacare? Purchased on the exchanges? Not covered at all?....

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Telemedicine: Future for non-emergency care?

Whether you're insured or not for health care, a new relatively affordable telemedicine service geared for truckers and offering 24/7 access to U.S. docs points to the future of non-emergency health care on the road.

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