Todd Dills

Two views from the independent road

Two views on the KW and Pete of two operators that express what we don't hear enough -- that's joy, simply put, in memories of the past, satisfaction at a job well done in the present, and hope for the future.

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These latest numbers show the Thanksgiving effect on the flatbed spot market

Where it's hot and not: The holiday week saw flatbed load availability, predictably, fall -- bright spots exist in Medford, Ore.; Rapid City, S.D.; Omaha, Neb.; Little Rock, Ark.; Shreveport, La.; and Montgomery, Ala.

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Omnitracs MCP to include Drivewyze bypass service

More than 360,000 Omnitracs-equipped trucks in North America will be able to access and benefit from the weigh station bypass services powered by Drivewyze.

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Truck parking, state by state

Overdrive’s national rankings of states' trucking parking shortages is presented in an interactive map. Use the map to access more national data on where the problem is worst (California, Rhode Island...), likewise our most recent coverage of the parking issue.

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‘Poison pill’ for independents reportedly out of highway bill

House-Senate reconciliation of differing versions of a long-term highway bill, announced Tuesday afternoon, notably excluded "interim hiring standards" language that excluded unrated carriers.

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Parking: ‘It’s bad all over’

With a major study out and a new national coalition beginning regional meetings, the heat’s up on the increasing need for safe parking.

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What sets your business apart?

In any bid to build long-term relationships with (and secure direct freight from) shippers, it's a question "you have to be able to answer before" you embark, says Henry Albert: "Why you?"

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HubTran to offer small-carrier back-office software online in 2016

The HubTran technology platform for document/invoice processing and resolution, today offered for brokerage and factoring companies, will see a carrier version offered in 2016.

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I-65 / I-465 night and weekend closures

The Indiana Department of Transportation and its highway-maintenance contractors have nightly closures planned for the I-465 / I-65 intersection on the south side of Indianapolis this week.

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‘Do we need any more trucks in our community?’

VIDEO: What happens when a service shop wants to put in secured truck parking on their property -- citizen backlash, citing "every kind of crime" trucks supposedly bring with them....

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