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Todd Dills

Coop back open

| December 05, 2008

Louisiana’s I-10 westbound scale between Lafayette Parish and Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish is now back open after almost two years’ and $200,000 worth of repairs, reports Steven Landry (not to be confused with the well-known custom-truck owner-operator of the same name) at the Last year and in 2006 they won the Worst Roads crown outright, if that gives you any indication of where the Hurricane-wracked state might come in this year. Not to give away too much, of course. Keep an eye on for the January issue’s full results.

Among superlatives for Louisiana in the survey: they once again were named for having the best truckstops in the nation, now three and more years running. Now what is it about LA that makes its truckstops so popular, I wonder…. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.

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Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. He frequently covers business, regulatory and lifestyle topics for the magazine and at His work on the “CSA’s Data Trail” series in Overdrive about the federal CSA program was awarded the highest honor in trade journalism – the “Grand Neal” – by American Business Media at the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Dills’ Channel 19 blog covers a grab bag of on-highway hearsay, owner-operator news and driver views from the roadways the nation over. His work in trucking journalism builds on a background of news feature, fiction and other creative writing and editing. Find him here at the Channel 19 blog and via his Twitter feed, or send tips to or via phone at 205-907-2481.


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