Todd Dills

Navigating ‘amateur day’ with the four-wheelers

"Amateur Night," by driver Bill Patterson: "I dread Saturday nights. You never know what will happen." Profiling the texter, the brake-footer, the rubbernecker, the NASCAR wannabe and ...

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Election 2016 ‘Trumped’ for truckers

Asked which presidential candidate they'd most like to take on a ridealong, truckers named Donald Trump far and away more than any other candidate.

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Early adopters: Getting ahead of the ELD mandate

Most owner-operators still oppose an ELD mandate as the final rule gets closer. Yet some independents see benefits in trying out new technology to adjust to what they believe to be an eventual reality.

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POLL: How common are so-called ‘suicide by truck’ events?

Following our recent 'Suicide by truck' package of stories, this poll probes the question of just how common the phenomenon might be -- what's been your knowledge of such events over the years?

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InDOT: I-65 NB Wildcat Creek bridge projected to remain closed through much of September

Or later, depending on construction progress. Traffic diversion in place utilizes four-lane roads and adds 9 miles, and 25 minutes at present, InDOT says, to through trip up I-65 toward Chicago.

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Restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig to travel to GATS!

The Evel Knievel Mack's showing at the Great American Trucking Show will come on the heels of the Aug. 21 opening of the "Being Evel" feature documentary about the daredevil's life. Watch the trailer here.

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NB I-65 in Indiana to remain closed ‘indefinitely’ near Lafayette

Pending structural analysis and testing, the I-65 NB closure near Lafayette is by some estimates reroute 8,000 trucks a day on a 40-mile detour costing the industry untold amounts.

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POLL: Best way to tackle detention?

Should government mandate, as the Obama administration's DOT has attempted, that carriers pay detention to drivers, or is continued industry standardization of detention pay the best tack? Something else?

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Run an e-log as a team? Keep a regular weekly schedule? …

Here's the criteria FMCSA used to allow McKee Foods' private fleet's drivers to use 5/5-, 4/6- or 3/7-hour sleeper splits to satisfy the required 10 hours of sleeper berth time.

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Reefer leads volume boost on the spot market

Where it's hot and where it's not -- load volume shows increases in this weekly freight trends spotlight, but rates slip a little: hot market maps and analysis for dry van, reefer and flatbed.

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