Todd Dills

What’s your mpg goal? The 9+ mpg club wants to help you get there

| October 24, 2014

A scant 6 percent of you are there already, as our polling shows. You can share tactics toward achieving better fuel mileage via the "9+ mpg club" Facebook group.

Heads up: Operation Safe Driver to boost traffic enforcement this week

| October 22, 2014

During the week of October 19-25, enforcement agencies across North America will conduct heightened traffic safety enforcement aimed at unsafe behavior of drivers of both cars and commercial motor vehicles.

Hauling the Ebola virus with Dallas hazmat response team and wrecker service

| October 22, 2014

CG Environmental owner Erick McCallum Tuesday, Oct. 21, was hopeful that "we're seeing the end of it coming very soon." The company, with an affiliated wrecker service, has been on the front lines of the ...

Chad Boblett trucks up from nothing

| October 22, 2014

The story of how Marine Corps veteran and onetime company driver Chad Boblett drove his independent business to success shows that, sometimes, the big leap pans out, even in this business.

Top 10 state truck enforcement departments ranked by performance

| October 21, 2014

Access Overdrive analysis of data on the top 10 high-performance states when it comes to truck enforcement, as ranked in the brand-new report from the American Transportation Research Institute, out today.

Where and when deer strikes are most likely

| October 20, 2014

If there is a season for deer strikes out on the highway, State Farm reminds us in a recent analysis of customer data, we're in it -- with the worst of it yet to come. ...

Travel ban to combat the Ebola virus: Readers express support

| October 20, 2014

As of October 20, the large majority of readers supported a travel ban from ebola-stricken countries "if that's what it takes to stop the spread of the virus," in the words of reader Terry Long. ...

Video: 20-year-old TX intrastate hauler Chris Miller

| October 18, 2014

The latest in Tex Crowley's "Life of a Trucker" series of profile vids features this young driver, who issues a plea to those getting into the industry to work together to restore the respect for ...

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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