Todd Dills

Don Cuddeback shows how to avoid a head-on collision

Watch: Headed toward the last stop before his ultimate destination, Fraley & Schilling driver Cuddeback was on an "access road to the plant," a pretty narrow road, and "coming around a curve here come some lights lined up square with my truck." ...

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Hwy Pro web portal offers dispatch, business services

Coming to a smartphone near you is the Hwy Pro business process technology outsourcing app, which has already launched as a web portal -- optimized for mobile devices -- that gives participating owner-operators access to loads, invoicing and payment services.

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ELDs’ impact under study by C.H. Robinson/Iowa State University

With a white paper due as early as October, the broker is working with researchers to help the industry understand what ELDs could mean for hours, what productivity/capacity issues would result and what improvements could be made to ease the transition.

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Driver-facing cams an invasion of privacy? Answers at Real Women in Trucking’s GATS legal Q&A

In a word, if the driver agrees to work for the company providing the equipment, no. Attorney Paul Taylor: "Should drivers do something about it? Yeah, they should -- to a certain extent, drivers have to quit working for bad companies."

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Amid driver shootings, SBTC group promotes Sept. 5 as ‘Day without a trucker’

The group's head, James Lamb, notes 400 or more truckers have committed to participating in a D.C. parade, and others plan to shut down in solidarity. Lamb himself remains under an FTC suit against two businesses for deceptive marketing practices, to which he's countersued.

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Owner-op Scott Jordan bags Harley-Davidson in giveaway

Scott Jordan of Peculiar, Mo., uses the KeepTruckin logbook app but not its ELD upgrade intended to satisfy FMCSA's mandate requirement. Jordan's nonetheless happily surprised to be the new owner of a Harley-Davison KeepTrucking and Comdata gave away at GATS.

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‘Benefit of the doubt’ to the driver on the ELD mandate: Texas sergeant urges officers ‘punt’ in questionable situations

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, listen in on a conversation with Texas Sergeant Dana Moore at GATS about roadside hours reality and ELDs post-mandate. Plus: Todd Amen on the burgeoning freight economy, tunes from trucker-songwriter Michael Lochmiller...

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August shaping up well on the spot market, all things considered — van, reefer updates

For vans, reefers, signs still point for strong rates for this time of year, which bodes well for the rest of the third quarter and through to the end of the year on the spot market.

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Magellan ELD self-certified, built in partnership with Samsung

The Magellan/Samsung partnership offers a way to separate work and play on the tablet on which it's built, Samsung's marquee Tab-E. BYOD options to run Magellan's ELD/nav software on select Samsung phones and tablets also exist.

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‘Live, Laugh, Love, and Dance’: Tony Justice live to open GATS

Video: Justice opened his first GATS 2017 set yesterday with "Live, Laugh, Love and Dance," penned with his wife, Misty, for those who've been through and/or suffer from depression in their lives, with hopes that it might help someone pull through.

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