Todd Dills

New musical beginnings: Trucker Talent Search finalist Nate Moran

From this podcast interview with Moran, conducted by Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley, it's clear personal history plays a large part in the Smokey Point Distributing driver's budding musical career and more.

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Cargomatic freight service adds New York to its regional mix

Connecting "shippers and truckers in real-time" via its smartphone app and back-end service, Cargomatic's official launch into the New York City metropolitan market was announced today.

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Exemptions adding fuel to hours debate

Bob Hearns, among others, weighs in: "keep asking for those legitimate exemptions, and maybe the rule makers, who do not know the industry … might wake up and do not only the right thing, but the necessary thing."

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I-70W reopened after three-hour closure in Colorado at Eisenhower tunnel

After the Colorado DOT reported an accident west of the Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70, near Milemarker 215, closed all westbound lanes, lanes were reported reopened three-four hours later.

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Music over 3 million+ miles: Trucker Talent Search finalist Don Whatley

In this podcast interview with Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley, driver-songwriter Don Whatley details the near 4 million miles he's spent behind the wheel, never a guitar far his fingers over a half-century of music.

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Round-up: Sundown at the truck wash; Pay the tolls already!

Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo digging in her heels on her trucks-only bridge toll plan. And spectacular shots from the Reader Rigs gallery by truckers Tim Ramsey, Dan Parker.

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Wisconsin: Targeting enforcement for violations

Only one state does it better -- or in many truckers' perspectives, worse -- than Wisconsin. With more than 3 violations written for every inspection performed in 2014, the state closed in on category leader Connecticut.

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Looking forward to a musical good time: Trucker Talent Search finalist Paul Marhoefer

In this podcast interview with Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley, driver and songwriter Paul Marhoefer, 55, of Indiana, stresses the "good time" any performing musician ought to provide for his audience.

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Owner-operator Robert Gray wins Democratic primary vote for Mississippi governor

Gray's CB handle, "Silent Knight," is evidence he's not much of a people person, he says. If he truly hopes to win, that will have to change. The Terry, Miss., native has his work cut out for him.

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East Coast markets — where demand is warming for dry vans

Demand has fallen in many strong areas for van freight since the last weekly trends update, but a turnaround could be approaching. Strong freight volume on the East Coast held the national load-to-truck ratio steady.

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