Todd Dills

My new ride!

In which Todd takes a part-time driving job in a Hummer stretch limo, and asks a question: "Have I made a huge mistake?" Be sure to include the hashtag #truckingaprilfoolsday with your answer. (RELATED: Great Lakes flee Midwest to warmer climes after Polar Vortex...)

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Transparent ‘new deal’ for independents using brokers?

How might more rate transparency in broker/owner-operator negotiations help drivers all throughout the industry? DOTAuthority.com/AIPBA's James Lamb believes quite a lot...

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VIDEO: Tony Justice performs ‘Simple Man,’ ‘Trick My Truck’

Always great to run into Tony Justice -- the singer-songwriter and East-Tennessee-based Everhart Transportation driver performed Friday, March 28, for attendees of the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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MATS New Entrant listening session yields new ideas

Among voluminous thoughts on New Entrant testing, responding to commentary from owner-operator Michael Potwin Anne Ferro revealed that the agency's plan to downgrade adjudicated citations' violation weight in the CSA system could be in place as early as this summer.

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Kenworth offers natural gas option for T680

Later this year, Kenworth Truck Company will offer a natural gas option for its fuel-efficient T680, the company announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. “Our customers find it very appealing to be able to choose cost-efficient natural gas combined with the fuel-saving aerodynamics of the Kenworth T680,” says Andy Douglas, Kenworth national sales manager for specialty markets. “This important expansion of our T680 product line will provide customers in various applications with ...

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Maxwell expands ultracapacitor start modules to Class 3-6

Attendant to MATS, small independent distributor RVCams.com (877-378-2267) is running a special on the Class 7-8 solution at $920 for orders placed before March 31, $990 before April 15.

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URS: FMCSA begins deactivating carrier authorities with update-enforcement provision

Part of the rationale for the system is a clean-up of FMCSA data – the agency has begun deactivating motor carrier authorities that are not being actively updated by set deadlines, depending on the motor carrier.

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Roadside inspections, ELDs, treadle-valve corrosion discussed at MATS seminar

Topics debated at the FMCSA's "roadside inspection" session at the Mid-America Trucking Show...

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Kinedyne Retract-a-Bar collapsible load restraint bar

That Retract-a-Bar will be available in 90-120 days, and weight will be around 15 pounds, lighter than a typical jack bar, slightly heavier than a Kinedyne load lock.

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Dometic launches updated battery-powered auxiliary AC

The Dometic Split-System Blizzard 134a moves the split unit away from increasingly difficult-to-find R22 refrigerant into the newer 134a standard.

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