Todd Dills

CARB extension a no-go for California independents

| January 08, 2014

Checking in with California-based independents Tom and Karen Moore at the end of their long stare-down with CARB's Truck and Bus Rule.

Updated: Views from the center of the ‘polar vortex’

| January 07, 2014

Pictures and more from drivers caught in the extremely cold temps across the nation's midsection.

Be your own boss: The wonders and woes of getting your own authority

| January 06, 2014

It can be a hard road, but with careful planning and a little luck, getting your own authority can be a plus for operational freedom and income.

The ice truck cometh! And melt-eth…

| January 06, 2014

Entry in the annals of, well, weird here on the Channel 19 blog -- to promote the cold-starting power of the MotoMaster battery, Canadian Tire built a pickup out of ice.

POLL: How have rates trended in military freight?

| January 06, 2014

For those hauling military freight, how have rates trended in the sensitive/not-so-sensitive areas of the niche these last five years? Tell us more about what you're seeing in comments under this poll.

Pit bulls in-cab: Resource for local laws?

| January 04, 2014

In which reader Mary Hanlon adopts a pit bull and wonders, Is there a good central location to map routes to avoid locales with anti-pit ordinances? Any of the pit owners in the audience have ...

Carrier survey shows temperature heating up on detention negotiation

| January 02, 2014

Transport Capital Partners' fourth-quarter industry survey showed 43 percent of carriers large and small felt they would be able to renegotiate detention in contracts with customers in the next quarter.

Most Loved Pets winners: More pics, vidImage Gallery

| January 02, 2014

I was happy to see both familiar and new (to me, anyway) faces among the Most Loved Pets first-place winners announced New Year's Day.

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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