Todd Dills

Guaranteed-issue life insurance from NAIT

The National Association for Independent Truckers' fairly new life-insurance offering is available to trucker members (membership is $11 monthly) on a guaranteed-issue basis -- up to $50,000 worth in coverage, $25,000 for a spouse.

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Howard Salmon presents ‘The Prius won,’ or ‘Cut off, ticketed, stuck on I-24 near Chattanooga’

Sadly, this video view from the dashcam of owner-operator Howard Salmon puts to bed an accident-free period for the longtime independent spanning Salmon's 30-plus years -- and more than 4 million miles. It also mighth exonerate him from a ticket for following too close issued at the scene.

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Would you be referred for apnea testing under recent preliminary screening criteria?

Would you fall under the Medical Review Board's recent preliminary screening recommendations for criteria to refer drivers for sleep apnea testing during DOT physicals? Take this survey to find out.

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Dashcam video monitoring platform with ‘artificial intelligence’ bonus aims at driver-rewards focus

The Netradyne company provided video as an example of some of the articial-intelligence capabilities within its new four-camera Driver-i platform, an on-highway video monitoring platform geared toward driver rewards.

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Owner-operator J.D. Terry and the ‘Driveway Dream’ 1995 KW — The Rolling CB Interview

Video: Run through Big Rig Videos' Chris Fiffie's Rolling CB Interview with independent owner-operator J.D. "Birdman" Terry and his 1995 KW, likewise Overdrive's own talk with Terry about the rig two months back.

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Audio: OOIDA v. U.S. DOT — arguments delivered in court Tuesday

The electronic logging device mandate got its day in court Tuesday, September 13, in the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. In this audio released via the court's website, you'll hear arguments from OOIDA and the U.S. Department of Transportation that will be familiar to regular readers, with some probing by appeals court justices.

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Florida parking-availability information system deployment getting under way

An information-distribution system to be deployed first on the I-4 and I-95 corridors by the Florida Department of Transportation will aim to distribute parking-availability data to professional drivers in real-time.

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TMS provider integrates Truckstop.com’s LoadPay

MercuryGate's TMS has integrated Truckstop.com's secure LoadPay payment platform enables 3PLs, brokers and shippers to schedule automated payments to carriers while offering the option of PayMeNow for quick pay.

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Mailbag: One operator’s ‘hairy’ trip speed-limited at 65, more views on limiter mandate proposal

In response to recent polling, the largest share of reader respondents object to any speed limiter mandate. A larger share of responses considered together, though, favor speed settings well above the speeds the DOT analyzed within the proposed rule's text. More voices on the proposed mandate in this podcast.

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‘Border effect’ on inspections: Update

Among the four states on the U.S.-Mexico border, inspection numbers overall are among the highest in the nation. All four states rank in the top 10 for inspection intensity.

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