Todd Dills

Looking back: 1984, Anthony’s Convoy

| November 22, 2014

Remembering two-year-old Anthony Mascari, who passed away 30 years ago this week but not before a ride in the lead truck in a convoy on the I-270 loop around his home city of Columbus, Ohio. ...

CVSA joins industry in call for CSA SMS scores to be removed from public view

| November 21, 2014

In a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx dated Nov. 14, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance echoed industry calls for CSA's SMS scores to be removed from public view.

New York State Thruway partially reopened 3 p.m. Friday afternoon

| November 21, 2014

With some sections having been closed for more than three days, as of morning November 21 more than 100 miles of the New York State Thruway east and west of Buffalo, N.Y., remained closed.

Former drivers, raise hands high!Image Gallery

| November 20, 2014

Former owner-operator Bryan Lundberg's latest step on the path through the trucking world is as a broker. His last Kenworth, though, is no less special to him. Photos from back when here.

POLL: Should the Keystone XL pipeline be built?

| November 19, 2014

As lawmakers spar over the Keystone XL pipeline, proposed by TransCanada and intended to carry crude from Canadian producers as well as those in Mont., N.D. and other states, where do you stand on whether ...

NASTC head David Owen’s sleep apnea storyPodcast

| November 18, 2014

NASTC president David Owen is firm in his belief in a professional driver's ability to manage fatigue. And while he clearly knows the benefit of apnea treatment in those who suffer from it, Owen cites ...

Health-insurance exchange enrollment open through Feb. 15

| November 18, 2014

Now is the time those purchasing health insurance on the exchange to browse and/or enroll or update prior purchased plans. For the coming tax year, penalties for not carrying health insurance are roughly double those ...

POLL: Will you buy health insurance on the exchanges this year?

| November 17, 2014

The health-insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," are back open for a three-month period. What are your plans for health-insurance coverage this year?

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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