Todd Dills

Video systems continue to make inroads among fleets

At the ALK tech summit this week, fleets touted the benefits -- and highlighted the challenges -- of road- and driver-facing in-cab camera systems. Are you running with one? Tell us in the comments here.

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Talk of broker transaction transparency continues

While skeptical voices were loudest following discussion of a move toward broker-carrier rate transparency, the conversation continues.

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POLL: Is there a video camera in or on your truck?

Independents' use of dash and other camera systems hasn't been uncommon through the years to prove crash fault and increase security. With use of in-cab forward- and driver-facing cams growing among fleets, this poll probes the extent of video use.

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Ray Lahood: Raise the fuel tax to return nation to ‘envy of the world’ on infrastructure

Speaking to attendees of the ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., former United States Department of Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood made a case for raising the federal fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon and indexing the level to inflation going forward.

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Key fleet challenges demand ‘innovative response’, exec says

J.B. Hunt Senior Vice President Richie Henderson outlined key issues to open the 2014 ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., offering some ideas about how communications and other technology will continue to drive "innovative responses" that improve experiences for carriers' drivers and customers.

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Long Haul Survivor benefit totals announced

May 17, the raffle winner, Brittany Dunigan, picked up the rig in Iowa, and it was revealed the rig raised a grand total of $142K on its yearlong fund-raising tour.

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‘Black Out’ 1999 Freightliner of Charles Timbrook

W.Va.-based owner-operator Charles Timbrook's "Black Out" 265-inch wheelbase 1999 Freightliner Classic.

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Pride & Polish: A photo gallery to end all galleries

If you've missed it as yet, check out the 400-plus photo gallery from the Pride & Polish event a few weeks gone in Wildwood, Fla., over on the P&P website.

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Podcast: STAA driver-whistleblower protections explained

With the proposed anti-driver-coercion rule from the FMCSA now in a public comment period, the added legal protections it would bring for those blowing the whistle on unscrupulous motor carriers brought to mind the sometimes overlooked protections that already exist in the STAA.

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What to expect during Roadcheck 2014

During the 72-hour Roadcheck program, in operation now for more than two decades, a motor carrier is three times more likely than usual to see one of its trucks/drivers inspected in the U.S. and Canada.

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