Todd Dills

South Dakota pushes speed limit to 80 mph

Know before you go: Most commercial truck tires are rated at 75 mph max speed -- prolonged running above that will build excessive heat, accelerate wear and could cause blowouts.

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uShip’s vision for mobile-driven ‘little LTL’

uShip CEO envisions tomorrow’s trucker as an independent who uses on-demand platforms to “help them maximize utilization of the asset”; readers' worries over "sharing economy" competition foregrounded.

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On-demand load matching: Where it’s happening

As mobile communications technology advancements give rise to streamlined freight transactions, some startups go so far as doing it all with a single app. Who will be the 'Uber of trucking?'

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Apex launches ‘mobile factoring’

The Apex Capital factoring company launched its eponymous mobile-factoring app this week for Android and iOS devices.

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Reckless four-wheelers, bad road design…: Two factors, among others, in many truck rollovers

A recent mainstream-media report reinforces what many truckers know about truck-occupant and other fatality numbers, too: There's more to them than meets the eye.

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I-64 bridges project in W.Va. to constrict lanes this week

WvDOT noted lane closures expected between milemarkers 57 and 59 from today through Thursday in Charleston, W.Va.

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Broker group’s bond exemption request denied

FMCSA: "Granting an exemption to all brokers and freight forwarders would flout a clear and recent congressional directive and statement of the public interest,"

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POLL: How many freight-rate negotiations do you conduct in a week?

Independents, how negotiation-heavy is your business when it comes to rates? This poll asks how many rate conversations you have in any given week with a broker or freight agent.

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What’s your CB handle and how’d you get it?

Find several operators' anecdotes about how they got their handles here.

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Photos: No. 54 ‘Team Tortured’ ChampTruck at MATS

At Minimizer's booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show, this No. 54 "Team Tortured" truck will be piloted in the ChampTruck series by driver Brad Klemmenson of Blooming Prairie, Minn.

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