Todd Dills

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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Parking: Creative approach meets small-minded resistance in Hutchins, Texas

Where parking needs may increasingly be met: Efforts by fleets, shippers and receivers, even your preferred service location, to accommodate overnight truck parking needs.

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New tool for the holiday road: Aggregated road alerts from Twitter

Introducing our new "Roads 511" list on Twitter, a central spot for live updates from state DOTs and 511 traffic sites posting timely updates from around the nation.

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Christmas trees roll out of the Pacific Northwest: Thanksgiving-eve van freight update

Look for a rates rebound this coming week in major markets on the East Coast, DAT says, as despite improved demand metrics, rates fell there while holding steady at $1.70 per mile last week

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Cleaning your record in Illinois

If you’re armed with a court adjudication of a citation that also was marked as a violation on an Illinois inspection report, and if the charge was pled down or dismissed, you should have little trouble.

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Alert: Brokerage fuel-advance scams on the rise with sophistication of identity thieves

Thieves posing as both brokers and carriers, and in some cases successfully claiming old or even active authorities for themselves, are increasingly using this scam to nab unearned fuel advances before disappearing.

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Roadside heat waning in Illinois

After a focus on moving violations led to a dramatic climb up Overdrive’s state inspection-intensity rankings in 2014, the Illinois State Police show signs of backing off.

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Merge gone bad — into the front right of Preston Lindsay’s daycab

Running down the list of extenuating factors in Lindsay's review of the accident takes quite a while longer than the second or two it took to happen, illustrating the well-developed instincts of the professional driver that can avoid making things worse in such circumstances.

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POLL: Do you aspire to contract for freight direct with shippers?

Independents with authority, in a perfect world, would you do most of your freight business direct with shippers? Are you already there? Or: do you most appreciate current relationships with your broker(s)?

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