Todd Dills

Spot market: Mixed bag for flatbed, dry van, reefer

Surging van freight in the Southeast post-Matthew fell off as flatbed picked up there last week. Reefers were in demand in markets along the Mexican border with produce coming north.

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‘Be prepared to stop’: Documentary on need for U.S. infrastructure investment centers on trucking

On Nov. 10, the "Be prepared to stop" documentary film about deteriorating interstate highways and the truckers who spent large portions of their lives on them will be unveiled in St. Paul, Minn. Find details about the film, and how to attend the screening, here.

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Thursday roundup: Chiropractors and sleep apnea tests, Rhode Island throws parking bone to truckers

Road report from owner-operator Joe Bielucki on a recently-reopened Rhode Island truck rest area on I-95, and a view on the Medical Review Board's recent apnea screening/testing recommendation: Should chiropractors be able to order retesting?

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MyRiteLoad shipper-carrier connection platform — no freight for the time being, company says

Another shipper-carrier connection platform subscription refunded. MyRiteLoad.com head, however, says he's more than ever committed to pursuit of goal to "eliminate the brokers" and excess commissions on freight transactions.

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Podcast: Paul Marhoefer’s ‘Old Black Epiphone’ record — stories behind the songs

Moeller Trucking driver and songwriter Paul Marhoefer's master stroke on the new "Old Black Epiphone" record -- sample songs and the stories behind them via this latest Overdrive Radio podcast interview.

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Sleep apnea guidelines quiz: Find out if you would be referred for apnea testing

If you didn't take this quiz/survey prior to Overdrive's recent reporting on results relative to the Medical Review Board's draft sleep apnea screening protocol, answer the questions to find out whether or not you would be screened for testing if the protocol was in place.

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Go Cubs? Forrest, Ill.-based Dave Marti Trucking’s custom 2015 Peterbilt 389 glider

Marti's custom 389 glider, "High Maintenance Too", was a hit at the Guilty by Association Truck Show. Spec'd with Fitzgerald for liquid bulk tank, the 389 hauls fuel leased to Transport Service Inc. in the region around Marti's home base.

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ELD mandate: Small fleet owner urges Congress to reconsider, more voices on the mandate

"It’s high time for our government officials to start using some common sense by listening to the voices of experience who know what they are talking about. It’s time to reconsider this mandate to the benefit of all." --Z-Tranz small fleet owner David Morin, based in Morganton, N.C. BONUS; New mailbag podcast on the mandate.

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From the cabover collection: Bevy of new photos of classics by Don Christner

Reader and sometime content contributor Don Christner, based in Wyoming, took all of these classic cabover photos at a military-supply store called Supply Sargent in Cheyenne this past weekend. Great results!

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Sleep apnea: Problems with one-year medical certification

The Medical Review Board’s preliminary apnea recommendations would enshrine a practice that’s increasingly common with truckers being treated successfully for sleep apnea: a one-year medical certification.

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