Todd Dills

Will FMCSA ‘un-ring’ the CSA alarm?

| August 27, 2014

Reader Thomas Little may best have paraphrased the thoughts of many: With CSA, "FMCSA fully intended" to "let the industry do their policing for them. Spoon-feed the detailed data into the marketplace to drive consumer ...

I-495 Christina River Bridge reopened to all traffic

| August 26, 2014

Delaware DOT quietly reopened the northbound lanes of the formerly tilting I-495 bridge over the Christina River on Saturday, August 23.

PHOTOS: TAT’s “Freedom Drivers Project” trailer

| August 26, 2014

A pictorial tour through Truckers Against Trafficking "mobile empathy display," the drop van that houses its traveling exhibit highlighted the sex-trafficking problem -- and what truckers are doing about it.

The ‘Real life trucking hero’

| August 26, 2014

To recognize truckers, Progressive brings back its third annual contest, having launched at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas; anyone can now nominate a trucker through September 30.

Kevin Rutherford emphasizes clarity of mission, strategy at GATS Partners in BusinessPodcast

| August 25, 2014

In this podcast audio from the GATS Partners in Business seminar, Rutherford explores the difference between detail-heavy business tactics and what many owner-operators clearly need: defined goals and mission that amount to clear strategy.

Checking in with independent Cody Blankenship at GATSImage Gallery

| August 23, 2014

Waco, Texas-based independent owner-operator Cody Blankenship brings the family to GATS -- what's he been up to lately? Update here...

Starting off the day right: TSG’s GATS Health WalkImage Gallery

| August 23, 2014

The Trucking Solutions Group conducted its annual GATS Health Awareness Walk this morning, Aug. 23, with a sizable group of participants and a cool finish with Baylor Trucking's ALS ice-bucket challenge.

Tale of two drivers at Partners in Business:Podcast

| August 23, 2014

Todd Amen presented the latest in revenue/income averages and trends from ATBS' owner-operator clients, which continue to follow what's been happening over a decade now. Better income on fewer miles.

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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