Todd Dills

Alert! Goat on the turnpike bridge!

Taking toll evasion to new heights, two goats caused quite a stir when they crossed an OK Turnpike bridge over the weekend, captured in this photo.

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POLL: Where do you stand on industry call to remove CSA scores from public view?

Should carriers' CSA SMS percentile rankings/scores be removed from public view? Weigh in via this poll.

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The Roadcheck effect

Take a visit to the mechanic? Go through the truck with a fine-toothed comb? ... How do you prepare for the annual 72-hour inspection blitz? It's coming soon -- June 2-4.

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Podcast: Mike Morgan on a victory lap after ChampTruck event

A talk with '88 Mike' Morgan, who came out on top of the points following the inaugural ChampTruck World Series Class 8 racing event this weekend in Millville, N.J.

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I-94 repaving in Michigan starts May 4

Through May 22 on a section around exit 104, closures will be only of single lanes, MDOT reports, and some nighttime construction will be included.

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Emissions-system issues hamper productivity for one owner-operator

And maybe more than just one, if anecdotal evidence is any indication. A report from Dave Palmer of S.C.-based Holly Knoll Services, whose triaxle dump, put into service in Jan '13, has been in the shop no less than six times over the emissions system.

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‘Apps 4 Truckers’ podcast from longtime driver

Trucker Tim Spence's Apps4Truckers podcast combines interviews with drivers and reviews of smartphone apps with a focus on being "the transition place," Spence says, between technical software instruction and information about such software that is actually useful.

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I-44 bridge work in OKC reveals further damage

Damage prompted lane closures between Pennsylvania and Western avenues that, OklaDOT says, should reopen in May. Lane closures in Okemah on I-40, meanwhile, are ongoing through the fall.

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Texas Trucking Association president calls for speed limit reduction

And readers sound off on speed in the wake of South Dakota's early-April introduction of an 80-mph top speed limit.

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Military-tribute ‘Black Out’ rig nearing completion

Checking in with W.Va.-based owner-operator Charles Timbrook and his progress on the 1999 Freightliner Classic military-themed tribute rig he's been working on over the last year and more. Getting close!...

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