Todd Dills

The double-edged sword of appointment times

Appointment systems are great if you’re right on time and the facility keeps its appointment ducks in a row -- not so if you get held up en route or, God forbid, you're early. In such cases, professionalism greases the skids...

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Jason’s Law parking survey: Top 10 states in need of more spaces

Ranked here find the states where the dearth of spaces is most pronounced -- and tell us: What three states as a general rule present the biggest parking problems for you?

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Detention détente: Old Time Express

“Since we are on electronic logs, there’s no arguing about whether the truck’s there or not” at a shipper or receiver’s location. “It’s indisputable.” --Old Time's Mark White on detention negotiations with shippers, brokers today

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Erich McMann dedicates ‘Trucker Country’ track to drivers to cap off the week

Singer-songwriter McMann "just wanted to pay tribute to all the truckers," he says. "I picked 'Trucker Country' as the song because of the lyrics." Listen to it, along with a bevy of other trucking tracks, here.

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Detention détente: Chance 2 Transport

“If you need a 10-hour break at the place you’re delivering," the Delaware, Ohio, Kroger facility "is a good place to go.” --C2T owner Rod Miller, who takes an active role in detention management, on a particular problem receiver

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Overnight lane closures: Upcoming in Michigan and Virginia; Nashville I-40 shutdown repeat

I-64 affected in Virginia through next week in both directions (MM 250-255) overnight, likewise Monday in Michigan I-94 in Washtenaw County. Nashville downtown -- I-40 closing again over the weekend.

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Mailbag: ‘All about the money’? — Reader views on increasing truck weight

A sizable majority of Overdrive readers (64 percent) see negative primary consequences of any significant rise in interstate truck weight limits. Find a bevy of views in this mailbag podcast.

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Why you deserve $64/hour for detention

Calculating a fair detention rate: A majority of operators indicate either total revenue per mile (38 percent) or profit/net income per mile + fixed cost per mile (45 percent) as appropriate benchmarks for detention rates.

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Drivewyze bypass option expanding

Mississippi and eight other states have chosen to expand their Drivewyze bypass programs to a bevy of new sites.

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Reefer demand surge in the Pacific Northwest, other local markets

Views on load/truck-posting activity on DAT Load Boards around the nation in the refrigerated spot market. And: hauling potatoes to L.A. out of Idaho? Reposition to Phoenix before the return to maximize revenue.

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