Todd Dills

Think you’ve got inspection frustration?

| May 26, 2014

It could be worse: While Overdrive's CSA survey shows continuing concern for deteriorating law-enforcement/driver relations, be thankful you're in America and not Argentina, as a recent case illustrates...

New vid from YTTrucking.com and Texomatic.com’s Tex Crowley

| May 24, 2014

The most recent vid in Tex Crowley's "Life of a Trucker" short-documentary series chronicle Palerider's journey to owner-operator status in a life he loves...

Legislation introduced to clarify broker/shipper carrier-selection requirements

| May 23, 2014

TIA believes H.R. 4727 would remove the "confusing and conflicting vagaries" of CSA BASIC data as it relates to charges of the negligent selection of a carrier,

Video systems continue to make inroads among fleets

| May 23, 2014

At the ALK tech summit this week, fleets touted the benefits -- and highlighted the challenges -- of road- and driver-facing in-cab camera systems. Are you running with one? Tell us in the comments here. ...

Talk of broker transaction transparency continues

| May 22, 2014

While skeptical voices were loudest following discussion of a move toward broker-carrier rate transparency, the conversation continues.

POLL: Is there a video camera in or on your truck?

| May 22, 2014

Independents' use of dash and other camera systems hasn't been uncommon through the years to prove crash fault and increase security. With use of in-cab forward- and driver-facing cams growing among fleets, this poll probes ...

Ray Lahood: Raise the fuel tax to return nation to ‘envy of the world’ on infrastructure

| May 21, 2014

Speaking to attendees of the ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., former United States Department of Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood made a case for raising the federal fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon ...

Key fleet challenges demand ‘innovative response’, exec says

| May 20, 2014

J.B. Hunt Senior Vice President Richie Henderson outlined key issues to open the 2014 ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., offering some ideas about how communications and other technology will continue to drive "innovative ...

Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. His 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.

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