Todd Dills

Van freight: Texas demand sees GATS effect, rates sag nationally, and volume rises

Volume ticked up for dry freight, but rates were lackluster in the past week. Some local markets with a higher van load-to-truck showed opportunity in these states: OR, WA, ID, WI, IN and PA.

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2015 Trucker Talent Search: The performances

Overdrive's SoundCloud playlist of original performances as part of the 2015 Trucker Talent Search competition at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Iran nuclear deal should be DOA, readers say

Eight in 10 readers opposed President Obama’s deal intended to slow Iran’s capability of building a nuclear bomb. The deal reached an approval threshold today in the U.S. Senate.

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POLL: Do you carry health insurance?

What's been your situation relative to health insurance through this 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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Trucker Path on a growth spurt toward ‘full-blown freight marketplace’

The foundation of Trucker Path's success now and in its future, says company CEO and founder Ivan Tsybaev, "is community. That's what's important. Without that, technology is worthless."

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Top 10 toughest states on hours of service violations

Oregon was the 2013 leader on this list, and its percentage of issued hour infractions fell by only a point in our analysis of the 2014 data. Three states rose to a much larger degree in the hours rankings...

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‘Second look’ at premium Kenworth Icon 900, following Fleenor Bros. custom treatment

Carthage, Mo.-based hazmat hauler Kyle Cousins and his Fleenor Bros. team take KW's Icon 900 MATS display model to the next level in the unit's Pride & Polish debut, now under Fleenor authority.

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Kevin Rutherford reveals owner-operators’ most oft-overlooked and untapped resource

Audio of Rutherford's talk at the GATS Saturday: "There is nothing more powerful than education. ... If you are not listening to something and learning something actively every day, you are missing out on the biggest advantage you have."

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Truckers gather for fitness and fellowship in Dallas at the Fit for the Road 5K run/walk

The 5K offered "a goal to push me to a level I wouldn't achieve otherwise.... It's fantastic they are doing this." --owner-operator Gary Buchs on the GATS Fit for the Road 5K.

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Video: Robb Mariani on his favorite two subjects: Evel Knievel and, you guessed it, trucks

"I caught up with former American Trucker host and certified 'truck nut' Robb Mariani at GATS, where Mariani is one of the many people involved in the long restoration of the Evel Knievel haul rig on hand to greet GATS visitors at the Mack Trucks booth."

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