Todd Dills

What happened to right-lane running? Readers respond

Readers respond to Thom Jansen's question what happened to the an old credo taught to him by this driver father about always running in the right lane except when passing.

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Five trucking grievances part of planned protest

Detail/background on the trucking-related grievances in the Ride for the Constitution manifesto and further reporting on logistical elements of the effort.

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Language of the sleep apnea bill close to becoming law

The text in full of H.R. 3095, a bill to require FMCSA to adopt any sleep apnea/disorder provision in driver's medical certifications procedures through formal rulemaking.

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‘Truckers Ride for the Constitution’ details emerge

The Doswell Truck Stop in Doswell, Va., is to serve as a rally point for convoys to the Capitol Beltway as well as into D.C., organizers report.

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Tell that to a hive hauler

Another entry in the annals of sensational headlines...

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Shutdown = No twitter for Anthony Foxx

Anthony Foxx has pledged not to use Twitter during the government shutdown -- perhaps some hours of service suggestions might help wake him up.

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More ‘bird business’: Share your ‘Most Loved Pet’

Checking in with Sammons-leased owner-operator Larry Leckrone, whose 25-year-old pet macaw Mugsy rides along with him in his 1962 C-model Kenworth.

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Amid government shutdown furor, a tap on the sleep apnea brakes

For now. There are indications that Congressional mandating of FMCSA taking a rulemaking approach to any apnea regulation would slow the process down, though some readers didn't see it that way.

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Obamacare upside for independent contractor model?

Only if insurance rates get reasonable, as it were, on the long-term basis.

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Left-coast gamble: Other CARB regs and deadlines

This last portion of this series details other of CARB's diesel equipment-focused emissions rules, interwoven with its primary truck and bus rule on powertrains.

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