Todd Dills

Derek Smith’s ‘Project Triple Threat’ 333-inch 379 stretchImage Gallery

| July 28, 2014

DMS Transport small fleet owner Derek Smith decides against a new glider or truck upgrade in favor of a customization of his 2005 Peterbilt 379 for regional/local grain hauls.

Special edition from ‘the preacher’ on retreads

| July 26, 2014

Harvey Brodsky of the Retread Tire Association stresses the importance of tire upkeep -- and a few related resources from Overdrive.

Shout from a tank hauler in Jordan

| July 24, 2014

Driver Fares Shishani -- of Jordan in the Middle East -- sent in a couple shots of his tank operation by way of a greeting to the American truck driver He hauls a regular route ...

Birds of a feather truck together

| July 24, 2014

More new, notable or odd followers of @OverdriveUpdate on Twitter.

Video witnesses: Honoring the privacy bargain with drivers

| July 23, 2014

Privacy worries over dual road- and driver-facing video systems in trucks are being mitigated, makers say, by a bargain with drivers to be "minimally invasive." More on systems' utility for small fleets in Part 2 ...

Power of video: Driver exoneration the key attraction for many

| July 22, 2014

From the SmartDrive company's "Great Driving Insights" series, these videos detail cases in which captured vid worked to the benefit of the driver after an accident.

Video witnesses: Dual-camera systems making in-roads in fleet trucks

| July 21, 2014

How truck-based cameras are capturing evidence that affects safety and privacy on the road.

Standout places on your route to anywhere

| July 19, 2014

Answers to the question: Where is the coolest place you've driven a truck? From readers and fans of the George & Wendy Show Facebook page.

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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