Todd Dills

Saturday round-up: Defining ‘dream girl’; Four-wheeler ed; Christmas already?

Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi says she's a "truck driver in a model's body," Linde North America educates budding four-wheelers on sharing the road, and ... Snap-On hopes it's Christmas -- yes, already.

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Expedited advantage, part 2: Pay

In a poll of owner-operators at OverdriveOnline.com, more than 60 percent of respondents called the potential for better income the chief attraction of expediting. More on pay in part 2 of this series.

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Redux: Have you seen your ‘CSA scorecard’?

With third party vendors providing tools to carriers to compute their drivers CSA scores, only one continues to take that functionality directly to the "drivers" of CSA -- professional operators. Have you seen a tabulation of your CSA performance? We want to hear from you.

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Expedited advantage, part 1: Equipment, carriers

The time-sensitive freight niche could be one of the last profitable bastions of irregular route long-haul, offering fuel mileage and other reduced costs, more income on fewer miles and load and lane novelty.

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‘Grandpa and the Truck’ — book 2 out now

Colleen Kelly Mellor's children's book series highlights true tales from her husbands 30-year career, much of it spent as a household-goods-hauling owner-operator.

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Mobile trends: Has your smartphone replaced your GPS?

Survey results from uShip's annual mobile technology survey showed a majority of operators either relying on their smartphones for navigation more than their GPS units or recognizing that potential.

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‘Mobile mansion’ bus build for Band Perry on TV

A Hemphill Brothers coach conversion, featuring a mobile recording studio, was featured on the Travel Channel Sunday, Nov. 11, at 9 p.m. ET. More on the outfitter here.

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Fall photo: By the roadside in Maryland

A roadside fall photo from Maryland, taken by Overdrive reader David Adorno Jr. Find out how to send us your own photos from the road here.

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Kenny Chesney tour operation named ‘Road Warrior’

Singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney was presented with the Shell Rotella Road Warrior Award Thursday night at the Billboard Touring Awards and Conference.

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Hot button: Take the plunge to deal with U.S. debt?

A majority of Overdrive readers favor a moderate course in dealing with the "fiscal cliff' coming at yearend if Congress does not act.

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