Todd Dills

POLL: Owner-operators, will 2015 be better than 2014 for your business?

| December 24, 2014

2014 is close to being in the books -- what's the outlook from where you're sitting for the new year?

Video: A quick run in Mike Morgan’s ChampTruck-in-progress

| December 23, 2014

Take a run through some photos of the custom Mack racer and a brief bit of drifting around Morgan's circle drive to get a feel for the unit in this video.

$2/gal. diesel: Been a while, hasn’t it?

| December 23, 2014

Owner-operators with access to fleets' or other volume discounts are seeing costs almost that far down for a gallon of diesel; Mike "Mustang" Crawford is one of them.

An all-time best Christmas-songs playlist voted in by you

| December 22, 2014

Hear a playlist here of the top Christmas songs of all time, voted on in 2013 by Overdrive readers.

VIDEO: ‘Freedom Flyer’ custom Volvo HD wrecker

| December 22, 2014

The latest in the "Welcome to my cab" vid series features Eugene, Oreg-based Tim Baumgartner's patriotically decorated custom Volvo VNL, a winner at a variety of beauty shows on the tow/wrecker circuit.

Restart rollback: An origin storyPodcast

| December 19, 2014

Throughout efforts to battle FMCSA's recent round of hours of service changes, truckers have been at the forefront with continued calls for rest flexibility.

Helping a Georgia trucking family

| December 18, 2014

"If you are looking for something or someone to bless over the Christmas season, you may want to consider this family." --Bill Vollenweider of the Detroiter Travel Center, Woodhaven, Mich.

Good samaritan trucker shot at roadside to spark ‘Mike’s Law’ talk

| December 16, 2014

On the Truth About Trucking program Thursday at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time, Randy Tomblin will be interviewed. The trucker in September of 2006 was shot during what he initially thought was a good-Samaritan stop.

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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