Todd Dills

How to: Influence enforcement actions at roadside

Some things are obvious -- "take pride in your stuff," says one officer -- others not so, when it comes to managing encounters with officers, whether at roadside or in a weigh station inspection barn.

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Lighting plug and socket PM tips

The Phillips company's latest Qwik Tech Tips newsletter details plug and socket preventive maintenance steps in trademark quick-and-simple format.

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Latest road work zone obstruction in GA: A litter of kittens

The road construction season and its headaches no doubt both for truckers and the folks doing the construction this week got a little bit of aspirin in the form of something of a welcome obstruction...

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Following March price-fixing guilty plea, bunk heater manufacturer faces class action complaint

The complaint seeks "damages to businesses and property in an amount to be determined at trial" for purchasers in a bevy of states.

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‘Prettiest haul yet’ — I-15 Southbound from St. George, Utah

Those words were from Overdrive "George & Wendy Show" blogger Wendy Parker about this run in 2013 toward the Nevada border on I-15, shot and edited via GoPro camera by owner-operator George Parker.

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‘Don’t run into stuff': FMCSA chief’s should-be No. 1 message

Who's leading the dance between the driver and technology in advocates' safety focus in today's world? One owner-operator emphasizes a simple safety message for the next administrator.

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National average rates: 2014 heat maps show best, worst states’ quarterly change

Explore 2014 average paid rates data in your niche -- van, flat or reefer -- via these interactive heat maps plotting state-by-state, quarter-by-quarter outbound rate changes.

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I-75 work continues in wake of Sunday Detroit tanker fire

The I-75 NB connector between the Fisher and Chrysler freeways expected to remain closed through Friday, May 29. And: Historic flooding in Okla., Texas continues to hamper travel. More updates here.

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Hours of service wish list: ‘We are people, not machines’

Results: Readers sound off in podcast, survey toward a more perfect hours rule.

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5.3 magnitude quake north of Las Vegas initiates bridge evaluations

The U.S. 95 southbound ramp to I-15 southbound, as well as NB, closed for a time before reopening late in the day Friday ahead of the expected Memorial Day weekend growth in traffic volume.

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