Todd Dills

Roadcheck road reports heading into final day

UPDATED: Reader reports from locales around the nation throughout the second day and final morning of the Roadcheck inspection blitz. What are you seeing? Weigh in here.

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Where inspections are rising: Illinois nearly doubles activity in wake of high-profile crashes

Following high-profile truck crashes that killed two of its officers between 2012 and 2014, Illinois bucked recent downward inspection trends with a doubling of intensity over those years.

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Decreasing inspections: Georgia’s numbers fall

The state dialed back on overall inspections from 81,183 in 2013 to 69,188 in 2014, a 15 percent decline. According to state officials, such a level may not hold as it focuses on doing more with less.

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‘Insist on the good’ to boost camaraderie

"Pick up the mic and add some good," says a reader. "Insist on it. ... Because this is how it works. Either you shun the crap or you bury it with some goodness.”

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Rates interactive: Explore online tool charting negotiation strength cycles

With Overdrive's new interactive rate tool, gain insights into the day of the week when spot-market rate negotiations on average most favor your trailer type.

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Post-earthquake inspections completed in Nevada

NDOT completed 160 hours of bridge inspections following the May 22 earthquake. All structures deemed safe, though one related repair at high-traffic junction remains to be scheduled.

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1,000-plus classic trucks: Views from the ATHS gathering

The American Truck Historical Society's National Convention and Truck Show took place over three days, May 28-30, at the York (Pennsylvania) Expo Center. Find photos, video from the event here.

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Highways roundup: I-94 closing at Woodward Ave. in Detroit this weekend, more

The closure will begin Friday evening and run through Monday morning as Woodward Ave. bridge is demolished. More from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and other states ...

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Decreasing inspections, enforcement variability as movement against CSA gains steam

With Roadcheck ramping up Tuesday, June 2, Overdrive's annual update to the winding CSA's Data Trail shows a downward national inspection intensity trend, though some key states move in the opposite direction.

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How to: Influence enforcement actions at roadside

Some things are obvious -- "take pride in your stuff," says one officer -- others not so, when it comes to managing encounters with officers, whether at roadside or in a weigh station inspection barn.

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