Todd Dills

MyLumper: New lumper fee payment service

MyLumper, a company calling itself the "first electronic payment platform that facilitates lumper fee payment instantly and securely," debuted its web- and smartphone-based platform.

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The 18 states that issue more violations per inspection than the national average

In any of these states, it's most likely that if you get inspected you'll walk away with a violation. All of them write more than 1.7 per every individual inspection, with Connecticut at the top of the list with more than 3.

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Custom fuel hauler stretches the limit for navigating Chicago fueling stations

Flagship of the fleet

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Xypper launches new app/web-based brokered freight tool

The company Xypper, Inc., has developed and launched a smartphone-app- and web-based system optimized for independent owner-operators to receive brokered load offers based on geographical location and availability.

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New ‘Share the road’ video aimed at motorists

As one commenter under FMCSA's Facebook share of the new video put it: "This video needs to be a part of every high school's drivers ed class." Hear hear, driver.

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POLL: Are you in the market for a pre-2000 truck to avoid ELDs?

Whether the answer is yes or no or you already run a 1999 or older truck, weigh in here on your approach to the significant exemption for pre-2000 model year trucks under FMCSA's ELD mandate, whose compliance date remains more than a year off.

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Grow a mustache for men’s health

The folks behind the Scale Buster app, which crowd-sources reports of portable scale locations, announced its "Thanksgiving Trucker Movember," a social media campaign it hopes will "raise awareness and money for men’s health issues, through the Movember Foundation."

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What does it cost to rebuild and extend a 1986 48-foot Trailmobile flatbed?

While the huge investments some owner-operators make in distinguishing tractors from the madding crowd tend to grab a lot of the custom-equipment headlines, Zach Beadle and his expert welder son rescued this 1986 Trailmobile to put it work hauling freight and making money, pronto.

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Thank a military veteran, drivers

And if you're a veteran yourself, here's a hearty thank-you for your service to the nation from us. Several truckers who've quietly dedicated part of their efforts this year to honoring veterans are detailed here.

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Parking capacity issue, redux: Va. DOT shelves truck rest area plans

The parking capacity issue and one state's attempt to put a dent in it runs into a wall of local opposition -- such that Va. DOT has moved publicly to suspend the project and explore alternatives,

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