Todd Dills

Readers say no to speed governing, less equivocal on a national speed limit

| August 18, 2014

Haven't we been here before? With some industry organizations calling for a national 65-mph speed limit and governing of Class 7 and 8 trucks to similar limits, readers weigh in.

Crowd-sourcing in a perfect world (And: New vid from Tex Crowley)

| August 16, 2014

More on crowd-sourcing -- how about building a perfect truck stop via reader recommendations? Let's roll....

Pair of champs, take two: Dan Brubaker’s 2014 389 glider and Wilson trailerImage Gallery

| August 15, 2014

Videos, photos, more: Owner-operator Dan Brubaker's custom 2014 Peterbilt 389 glider and 2015 Wilson Livestock trailer are competing in the Pride & Polish national championship in the Working Combo category.

Nissan crowd-sourcing off-road pickup specs — meanwhile, at Big Rig Builder.com…

| August 14, 2014

The skinny on three social-media engagement efforts/contests from BigRigBuilder.com, Nissan and WABCO... Wish you could win an iPad mini? Here's a chance. Chrome, too.

What will be outgoing FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro’s lasting legacy?

| August 14, 2014

The administrator's responses to a variety of questions the morning of Aug. 14 suggested that, among her main hopes for the future of the industry, improved driver compensation ranks certainly at or near the top. ...

Pair of champs: Father-son Petes compete for national titleImage Gallery

| August 13, 2014

Video, photos: Sigourney, Iowa-based Ron Brubaker's 1993 "One of a Kind" livestock-hauling Peterbilt 379. Brubaker and his son Dan will be competing in Overdrive's Pride & Polish national championship at GATS next week.

Fallen driver Richard Sullivan’s ridealong companion is coming home

| August 12, 2014

Karen Talbot of Animal Aid USA requests drivers flash their lights when they see the N.J.-based nonprofit's van/trailer combo on the road Aug 20-21, and seeks drivers to participate in a Chatsworth, Ga., homecoming convoy. ...

CSA’s Fallout: Where it’s most difficult to improve CSA scores

| August 11, 2014

The continental United States ranked for each state's likelihood to issue a totally violation-free, or "clean," inspection.

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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