Todd Dills

WB I-70 in Colorado reopened after emergency road work shut it down

The Colorado Department of Transportation reported westbound lanes of I-70 between milemarkers 419 and 412 were shut down at 10 a.m. local time; the roadway reopened approximately eight hours later.

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‘Tired truckers’ back in the headlines — and the limits, benefits of safety technology

Whatever comes of active driver-assist safety technologies in the near future, it will remain an aware driver that is the bedrock of all trucking safety.

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POLL: What’s on your hours of service wish list?

Among the choices in this poll, what do you think would be the best way to improve the hours of service with safety in mind? Don't see your choice here? Call 530-408-6423 to weigh in or drop a comment under the post.

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Analyst: CSA ‘sea change’ coming

Following broad movement among motor carrier groups and individual interactions at the Congressional level and throughout government, more than 80 percent of readers say yes to pulling back the reins on the CSA program.

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Highways round-up: I-95 speed limit in Del. going up, Mich. I-75/I-94 construction, more

Beginning May 14, MDOT will begin replacing I-75 bridge supports under the eastbound I-94 ramp. Work is expected to continue through June 12, during which time EB I-94 ramp to NB I-75 will close.

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April volume, rates: Spot load availability falls, base linehaul rates rise

Controlling for declines in fuel prices, base line-haul rates were up in April viewed year over year, suggesting a continuing good rate negotiating environment for independents able to secure freight.

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‘Discretion’ is a big word ……

What you do throughout your encounters with motor carrier enforcement officers may end up having a lot to do with the ending picture in the inspection report.

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U.S. 95 in Nevada: New paving upgrade to restrict travel

Work is set to begin this month on the Beatty-to-Armargosa Valley project between MM 29 and 56, with construction lasting through early July.

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Chuck Timbrook’s project Black Out rig: All done

The 1.5-year project over, owner-operator Charles Timbrook will now make the rounds of a variety of military tribute rides and trucking shows, with the Pa.-W.Va. God Bless America Ride among the very first.

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Video: Washington state DOT’s newest road-crew employees

Goats are being employed by the DOT in places around the state to control weeds around facilities. Got a goat herd of your own in the area? File under: Side opportunities...

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