Todd Dills

A fine read in owner-operator’s ‘Hotshot Chronicles’ book on expediting

Gary Shade's book of the expediting life and business could be an important resource for those starting out in the segment.

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Rest in peace: Owner-operator Don Mulder of Nebraska

Owner-operator Donald Ray Mulder of Lincoln, Neb., passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. In the 1980s he was head of the Nebraska chapter of the Independent Truckers Association.

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Top 16 unsafe four-wheeler maneuvers; Big closure in Indy ongoing

Insurance.com's most recent consumer survey reveals some fairly common rude -- and unsafe -- practices among motorists; and: details on the Indianapolis South Split construction detour.

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Use the CB to cope with ‘freight-training’ traffic phenomenon

"We can’t change how everyone drives," says independent Rey Moreno in this story, "but we do have the direct ability to change how we as professional drivers move through the crowd."

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Preps for Brake Safety Week, starting tomorrow

Brake maintenance tips and resources from longtime brake system components manufacturer Bendix -- and the top states for brake inspections/violations.

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Readers split on government, industry solutions to detention

Though all recognize the problem, grown ever more onerous with further restrictions on drivers' hours with the new rules. Here, find a round-up of views and some examples of detention success.

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POLL: Do you collect detention pay?

Preparing for an Overdrive feature on the subject of detention time and pay, this poll probes the extent to which detention is compensated industrywide.

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VIDEO: Utah Trucking Association president’s recent daredevil past

A couple years back Scott Godfrey of Utah-based Godfrey Trucking tried to beat the Class 8 truck jump record -- this video tells the tale.

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Too little too late? New grants for CARB upgrades

News of new grant funding available for truck DPF retrofits and truck replacements for California-based owner-operators shows limitations of California's grant programs.

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‘Left Lane Gang’ celebrates right in S.C.

Need some ideas for a Labor Day gathering for the ages? Look no farther than the annual whole-pig barbecues of the South Carolina Association of Large Car Operators.

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