Channel 19

Todd Dills

A vote for stool consistency

| September 02, 2008

The latest factors proclaimed to increase “the odds ratio for a car crash,” according to a report from Melbourne, Australia, newspaper The Age titled “Truckers ignoring their mental health,” are depression and other brain issues. The Australians’ concern over depression as a crash-risk exacerbater seemed to one-up late U.S. worry over sleep apnea, use of the drug Chantix, road rage, putting on makeup, talking on cell phones and CBs, and other vanguard crash-risk-increasing factors, leading to the inevitable question: What’s next?

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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 OverdriveOnline.com. 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 tdills@randallreilly.com or via phone at 205-907-2481.

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