Todd Dills

Restart rollback: An origin storyPodcast

| December 19, 2014

Throughout efforts to battle FMCSA's recent round of hours of service changes, truckers have been at the forefront with continued calls for rest flexibility.

Helping a Georgia trucking family

| December 18, 2014

"If you are looking for something or someone to bless over the Christmas season, you may want to consider this family." --Bill Vollenweider of the Detroiter Travel Center, Woodhaven, Mich.

Good samaritan trucker shot at roadside to spark ‘Mike’s Law’ talk

| December 16, 2014

On the Truth About Trucking program Thursday at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time, Randy Tomblin will be interviewed. The trucker in September of 2006 was shot during what he initially thought was a good-Samaritan stop.

Tennessee eyes weight-distance tax to shore up state road funding

| December 16, 2014

The proposal was made as a measure to boost state revenues for road funding by Paul Bailey, a freshman member of the state Senate and a Republican from Sparta, Tenn.

CSA program not ‘meeting the goal’

| December 16, 2014

If you think the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program has misdirected carriers’ safety focus in a big way, you’ll find a friend in Oregon DOT's David McKane.

Restart: Moving ahead

| December 15, 2014

"Anybody restart hours today, by chance?" Readers react to -- and more of what to expect from -- the restart change put into effect by Congress this weekend.

34-hour restart rules to be suspended: Congress clears legislation to roll back 2013 provisions

Todd Dills and James Jaillet | December 14, 2014

Congress has cleared a bill that puts a stay of enforcement on certain hours of service rules. A bumpy start to the rollback, however, may be in store, given the need for re-training of enforcers ...

Rates: Look-back on November demand by state

| December 13, 2014

DAT's Freight index remained up year over year in November. Here find a look what states were hot for outbound demand, measured by the outbound/inbound load ratio for the month.

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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