Todd Dills

Latest TAT vid: ‘I am not a lot lizard’

| February 04, 2014

The latest vid from the Truckers Against Trafficking organization re-ups the outreach to the industry via an empathetic portrait of the victims of human trafficking and a clarion call against the dehumanizing "lot lizard" term. ...

‘Still not listening’: Readers react to FMCSA’s hours study

| February 04, 2014

Overdrive readers in large part showed skepticism over FMCSA's hours-impact study and its conclusion that last year's changes improve safety -- Congressman continues call for independent review.

POLL: How often do you use lumpers?

| February 03, 2014

Do you pay lumpers or otherwise contract with a "freight handling" service in your trucking operation? Tell us how often if you do -- or if you don't -- in this poll.

New ‘Truckers for Hope’ initiative to benefit St. Jude

| February 03, 2014

Organizer Chris Dowdy is requesting drivers to mail in printed pictures/bios to present to children at the hospital during the April 25 outreach visit.

Driver-to-driver tip: Slow down for a passing rig

Kurt Kleinschnitz | February 03, 2014

Reader Kurt Kleinschnitz offered this driving tip in part to "improve the quality of life for the other drivers on the highway, and boost the standing of all truck drivers with the public."

Pay by performance, rate trends

| February 01, 2014

Was 2013 the year that changed driver pay forever? Gordon Klemp seems to think so. Catch a vid with him here from the TCA meeting in Nashville and find out why. Some potentially good news ...

Did 2013 forever change the way drivers are paid? Performance-based pay making headway

| January 31, 2014

A series of indicators and some anecdotally established patterns supported by data show an increasing willingness among truckload carriers to use performance-based pay systems for drivers.

Drivewyze: Free weigh-station alert function for app

| January 30, 2014

The PreClear weigh-station bypassing service is out in a new version, PreClear 3.0, which includes a feature available to app users without a subscription -- a free nationwide weigh station and inspection site alert service. ...

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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