Todd Dills

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 ...

‘If you can’t shift, you can’t drive!’ — Readers react on transmission transition in driver training

| October 17, 2014

Is more uptake of automatic transmissions the future of the industry? Most readers weighed in on the side of manual learning in driver training, but some sung automatic praises...

I-215 nighttime closures in CA

| October 16, 2014

Nighttime closures of Interstate 215 in Southern California are slated to run Oct. 20-Nov. 6. for construction at the Devore Rd. exit.

When the road leads nowhere

| October 16, 2014

Hotshot hauler Jeff Ward crosses a road to nowhere; And mainstream media -- helped along by the Uber ride-sharing service -- works to turn "independent contractor" into a dirty word.

POLL: Are you a gear shifter?

| October 16, 2014

Automatic, automated manual or fully manual transmissions: What kind does your truck have?

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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