Todd Dills

Detention détente: Tables turn in carriers’, drivers’ favor in pay/rate negotiations

The tables finally are turning, as examined in this multipart feature. Fleets and owner-operators, for years in a losing battle with brokers and shippers over compensation for wasted dock time, are exercising improved leverage in negotiations.

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Roundup: Remembering McGuire Trucking of Ga.; infrastructure process change needed; ‘disparate impact’ in CSA algorithm?

Two recommended reads out on the web -- and remembering a fleet whose owner recently passed with one of our Reader Rigs gallery contributors.

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POLL: Where do you stand on raising truck weight limits with an extra axle?

With recent introduction of the so-called "Safe Trucking Act" in Congress to boost weigh limits to 91,000 lbs. with an extra axle, what's your view of the principle effects of such added weight?

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I-40 shutting down again in downtown Nashville this weekend

The closure with be in place today, Friday, at 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday morning, Tennessee Department of Transportation officials say.

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California Dreamin’: Freddy Velasco’s custom 2003 Peterbilt 379

Stretched frame. Check. Custom paint, interior? Check. Pride & Polish trophies? Oh yes. Catch this video interview with and plenty of views of Freddy Velasco's 2003 Pete from GATS 2015.

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Buying at auction

With a big equipment auction in the offing at Ritchie Bros. Ft. Worth, Texas, facility, revisit a primer on the decision to and strategies for truck/trailer purchase at auction.

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New heavy-haul trailer model and scraper neck option from Kalyn Siebert

Introducing Kalyn Siebert's new Phoenix hydraulic removable gooseneck trailer and scraper-neck option for other commercial heavy equipment-hauling HRG applications.

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After a month of closure, InDOT reopens I-65 NB at Wildcat Creek bridge

The Indiana Department of Transportation notified truckers and motorists that it had begun reopening the northbound lanes of I-65 between Lebanon and Lafayette. Construction continues on the route as part of a widening project

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Long-haulin’ hotel sweepstakes, brake safety in Arizona …

With "Brake Safety Week" inspections kicked off around the country, are you seeing anything out of the ordinary? And: Hotels4Truckers and Transfix launch Long Haulin' Hotel Sweepstakes.

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The new top hours of service enforcer

No state issued a higher percentage of hours violations in 2014 than this one. Training has helped officials find their ‘comfort zone’ enforcing the ever-shifting regs nationwide, but especially in this state.

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