Todd Dills

Truck It Smart load board introducing ‘required pricing’ for posted loads

Truck It Smart has made the pricing option for those posting loads directly a "requirement," the CEO says in an open letter advocating for greater rate transparency.

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GATS Pride & Polish preview: Rollin’ Transport’s 1985 Peterbilt 359

The 359 of perennial Pride & Polish champ Vinnie Diorio is a different animal from his long-and-low newer models of recent years. It combines both old- and new-school features for a tastefully nostalgic design.

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ELDs and driver harrassment: Webinar upcoming; voices raised against the mandate

Details on a free Aug. 26 online seminar, plus more views on the ELD mandate following recent coverage. Many responses took a defiant or skeptical view of the mandate, reflecting recent polling showing 83 percent of readers opposed.

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GATS Pride & Polish preview: ‘Contender,’ J&L Contracting’s custom ’15 389, Blackhawk RGN

Whether you're headed to GATS or not, this Pride & Polish national championship "Contender" 389 and Blackhawk trailer has all it takes to turn your head.

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EPA, NHTSA officials to hear from truckers on emissions/fuel-efficiency regs at GATS

The officials will hear from truckers in a public hearing on the "Phase 2" proposal to accelerate fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions standards for 2018-'27 model year trailers and 2021-'27 trucks.

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AxleOutPro ups the ante for Trucker Talent Search participants — and a new Keith Sampson vid

The winner of the talent search will receive a professional recording and video production care of AxleOutPro, much like 2014 winner Keith Sampson's own work on his new video/song, released here.

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National Coalition on Truck Parking formed, results of Jason’s Law parking study released

DOT reps and stakeholder groups have signed a pledge of commitment to a newly created National Coalition on Truck Parking.

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Quick work made of I-93 sinkhole; More alt. routes for I-65 NB in Indiana

Highway haps: While InDOT continues to divert NB I-65 traffic along the official detour, local media have specified a variety of potential alternates for points north of Lafayette.

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Spot market van freight: As volume grows slowly, pricing lags

Freight trends this week: Nationally, van rates dropped a couple cents, but opportunity exists in local markets in N.Y., Pa., Md., Va. and Ind.; Charlotte-to-Buffalo lane still ripe for triangulation.

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ELD mandate poised to begin two-year countdown

The latest U.S. Department of Transportation projection still shows a Sept. 30 release of the final rule that would require the vast majority of interstate carriers to use electronic logging devices. Tom Cuthbertson, Omnitracs vice president, believes that date is reliable, given a prior projection had moved the date farther out, only to be followed by news that the rule had been sent for approvals to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation and the ...

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