Todd Dills

Trucking through the contestants: Trucker Talent Search

| June 05, 2014

Here find a handy way to stream the lot of our Trucker Talent Search contestants' entries consecutively.

DPF ash cleaning retread

| June 04, 2014

Trucks with DPF systems come with a warning light alerting the operator to the need for a cleaning, but many experts believe you shouldn’t wait for a warning light.... Plus: Wild non-commercial load to Cali. ...

CSA’s Fallout: SMS/safety rating system disconnect compounds problems

| June 04, 2014

While official safety rating element of FMCSA’s enforcement program remains, the CSA SMS runs alongside it, giving a more real-time window into inspections, violations and crashes. However, the difference between results produced by each is ...

CSA’s Fallout: Scoring reliability woes dominate independents’ concerns

| June 03, 2014

Overdrive's 2014 CSA survey shows independents are most concerned about reliability of scores, but the system’s many flaws haven’t halted third-party use of the rankings in business decisions.

I-495 in Delaware closes indefinitely at Christina River bridge

| June 02, 2014

Supports for the I-495 bridge over the Christiana River in Delaware today were discovered to be tilting. Delaware Department of Transportation made the decision to close both north- and southbound lanes of 495 were closed ...

Podcast: Off to the races!Image GalleryPodcast

| May 31, 2014

With the date getting closer (late June) for Mike Ryan's annual Pike's Peak hill climb in his modified Cascadia, revisit with him and Chumpcar's John Condren talking details about the 2015 debut of the ChampTruck ...

The scrum over mandatory detention pay

| May 30, 2014

Following the Obama administration's nod to the notion of mandatory detention pay in its draft highway bill, debate has intensified over whether the federal government ought to be involved in detention at all.

POLL: Would you support a detention-pay mandate?

| May 29, 2014

Following the Obama administration's inclusion of a mandate for detention pay equal to or greater than the minimum wage in its draft highway bill, this poll probes the debate over the measure.

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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