Todd Dills

POLL: If any, what weigh station bypassing system do you use?

Whether the longstanding PrePass or NorPass systems or newer Drivewyze (or none at all), which system is in your truck? Vote in the poll here and sound off on system utility in the comments.

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Camaraderie on the road: Where did it go?

Voices on driver-to-driver camaraderie -- "pay it forward, you never go wrong." And: A mailbag podcast rounding up reader reactions to the dismissal of one owner-operator's obstruction of justice case.

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I-70 WB in Indiana down to one lane Wed., Sat.

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced construction crews will restrict westbound Interstate 70 lanes near U.S. 35, Exit 149, and the truck scale facilities in Richmond.

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Biodiesel in crosshairs of lawsuit against Minnesota’s B10 blend mandate

Plaintiffs contend the mandate "denies consumers in Minnesota access to the diesel fuel recommended for most diesel passenger vehicles and light trucks," typically up to B5, while also raising costs for heavy trucks fueling in the state.

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DAT Keypoint operating software, new features

Smaller and smaller carriers are feeling compelled to run parallel brokerages to satisfy customers, DAT says. Its Keypoint TMS software specifically built for brokerages fills the needs of such customers.

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Electronic DVIRs with KeepTruckin

The KeepTruckin logbook application, functional on operators' Android and iOS devices, pushed out an update recently that expands its driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR) functionality.

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Rates hall of fame: Top 10 U.S. states for outbound freight

Does knowing historical rate performance on average help you in your day-to-day negotiations and planning? Find 2014 top performing states and Q2 outbound averages nationwide here.

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New weight restrictions on two Minn. bridges

With 11 percent of U.S. bridges structurally deficient according to the U.S. DOT's stats bureau, April 16 officials from MnDOT put in place truck detours around two Highway 169 bridges in Champlin, Minn.

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Uberization postscript, with Truckstop.com head Scott Moscrip

"The transportation industry is kind of like the Middle East, there’s always turmoil." --Truckstop.com President and CEO Scott Moscrip on neverending broker-carrier-shipper back-and-forth on rates, unlikely to change with so-called "Uber-style" brokerages...

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Preferred pricing from Canal Insurance with dual-camera-system use

Lytx announced it has signed an agreement with Canal Insurance Company to offer the Lytx DriveCam Program to insureds in exchange for preferred insurance rates.

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