Todd Dills

Oregon, Washington areas under state of emergency with flooding, sinkholes and slides

NB I-5 is back open following a landslide near Woodland, Wash., in the Southwest part of the state that closed it entirely on Wednesday; problems elsewhere continue to mount.

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POLL: Owner-operators, what model year is your truck?

Does your equipment fall under the pre-2000 model year exemption to compliance with the ELD Mandate, released Dec. 10? Do you run engine-connected e-logs already? This poll examines owner-operator preference for older trucks as of today.

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CSA reform package in highway bill includes added incentive/bonus program for motor carriers

The "Beyond Compliance" incentive/credit program's inclusion in the highway bill ensures its regulatory pursuit. Inclusion follows exploration of the idea by FMCSA and numerous commenters earlier this year.

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ELD mandate’s pre-2000 model year exception: One owner-operator’s morning celebration, more voices raised

Independent Howard Salmon -- owner of a 1999 Kenworth W900 -- and his reaction to news of the pre-2000 model year exception in the ELD mandate -- more voices on the rule, too.

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Reefer spot-market-volume surge follows Thanksgiving holiday week

Reefer demand improved substantially with the load availability boost last week, DAT says. The national load-to-truck ratio rose 33 percent, to 5.7 loads per truck.

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The long road for rescue dog transport: Introducing P.E.T.S. LLC

Peterson Express Transport Service was founded by Kyle and Pam Peterson with a distinctly unique purpose for a trucking business -- moving dogs from overcrowded shelters to new homes.

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Future I-11 route through Nevada designated in highway bill, in part to follow U.S. 95

The 5-year, $305 billion bill designates the route to follow U.S. Highway 95 before connecting with I-80 in Northern Nevada.

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CSA scores behind the curtain — what’s next?

Following FMCSA's pull of the CSA SMS from public view, some signs that the CSA bell will continue to ring in carrier selection processes from brokers and shippers in the "private CSA world." Some reader views, too, on FMCSA's move.

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Looking back — and forward — with Pure Grain to the band’s ‘Truckin Song’ video

"We are grateful of the support and love we have received from the truck drivers who have embraced us over the years." --Pure Grain's Brian DeBruler on the band's first vid, "Truckin Song," reaching 1 million views.

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FMCSA removes CSA scores in wake of highway bill signing

As required by the FAST Act highway bill, signed into law by President Obama the afternoon of Dec. 4, FMCSA has pulled the CSA Safety Measurement System from public view.

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