Todd Dills

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.

VIDEO: Jon and Miriam Brown and their Volvo home away from homeImage Gallery

| August 09, 2014

Landstar-leased Jon and Miriam Brown's team operation and 2012 Volvo VNL300 converted by Showhauler Motorhome Conversions the first featured business in Volvo's new "Welcome to my cab" vid series.

CSA’s Fallout: Where the inspection action is

| August 08, 2014

The top states ranked for inspection activity; Maryland heads up the intensity rankings as in our analysis last year.

Missouri voters speak: Sales tax not the place for raising highway monies

| August 07, 2014

Voters in Missouri say no to sales tax increase of .75 cents on the dollar to fund transportation -- and prohibit tolls and fuel tax increases.

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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