Todd Dills

Nighttime closure of two SB lanes of I-15 in Las Vegas

Nevada DOT will close two far right southbound lanes of I-15 between Charleston Boulevard and F Street in Las Vegas tonight, Monday, November 9, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

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New profile vid in ‘Life of a Trucker’ series by Tex Crowley hits close to home

From driver-videographer Tex Crowley, another slice of trucking from the voice and through the eyes of the stand-up human being behind the wheel -- this installment's subject, George Parker, certainly fits that description.

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DAT jumps into the e-log market with multifunction platform

Growing integration between DAT's core freight matching and location-based services and the new DAT InView set of compliance, tracking and vehicle-diagnostic services will drive 2016 development.

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Where freight’s hot and not: National van, flat, reefer demand update

Nationally, demand for owner-operators pulling dry van rose with load availability, but reefer and flatbed both showed declines in DAT's load-board network.

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Digging into Truckstop.com’s chat negotiations feature

It's not a public freight auction, contrary to road rumors: Dispelling some false notions about Truckstop.com's fairly new online-negotiations tool with a close-up look.

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Owner-operator Robert Gray loses Mississippi gubernatorial bid

Election returns from Mississippi show upstart Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Fancy Horse Transportation independent owner-operator Robert Gray losing soundly.

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Getting in bed with the railroad

Every taken a 10-hour break on a train? The Truck Ferry project would turn freight flatcars along the I-70 corridor in Mo. into rolling sleeper berths for multiple tractor-trailer units/drivers.

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7 Midwest states following Michigan’s lead to provide parking availability information

Eight contiguous Midwestern states, including Michigan, are following that state's lead with a collaborative parking info system enabled by $25 million grant.

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NASTC honors its “America’s Best Drivers” Team 2015

The National Association of Small Trucking Companies named Cayenne Express' Dennis Ohlendorf and 10 others among its 2015 Drivers of the Year, all with more than 2 million safe miles behind them.

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Podcast: Highway bill effort to resolve federal/state legal conflict over carrier services, driver wages

New court interpretations of the FAAAA introduce contradictions between federal and state law (particularly in California) that challenge percentage- and mileage-based compensation. In this podcast, legislation currently under consideration to resolve the issue.

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