Todd Dills

Saturday round-up: Life goes on, worm turns on small fleet successes

Pony express freight: A prescription from a reader for long-term long-haul small fleet success? And: Got the white stuff? We got plenty of it here. . . . Stay warm.

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Who are you supporting in the Presidential race?

Ahead of the Iowa caucuses set for the beginning of next month, who's got your support in the Presidential race today?

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Cover shoot outtakes: Zach Beadle and his cabover Pete at Kelley Thigpen’s Diamond Ranch

Livestock hauler Zach Beadle's photo shoot with Texas freelancer Brandon Wells came off near perfectly, despite last-minute changes in location necessitated by Beadle client Kelley Thigpen.

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Runaway truck!

A Rocky Mountains disaster averted by quick thinking, teamwork and a little luck -- driver Don Christner's retelling of a hair-raising moment on Colorado's Loveland Pass: "no runaway truck ramps, no gaurdrails, no shoulders and no do-overs."

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Fuel prices putting a damper on rates as winter freight season settles in

Rates fell for hauls originating in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta and Philadelphia, but strong freight volume may lead to a rebound on the most popular lanes this week or next.

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ELD mandate: Feb. effective date, details on yard moves, personal conveyance

FMCSA establishes page where registered, approved ELDs will appear with Feb. 16 effective date. And: How personal conveyance and yard moves expected to be handled under new e-log specs.

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ELD Mandate: Complete coverage

Find here Overdrive's complete coverage of the FMCSA's December 2015-published final rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices by most interstate truckers. Stories are listed in reverse chronological order by date of publication.

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Aaron Tippin, Tony Justice: Behind the music video with Chris Fiffie

Big Rig Videos' Chris Fiffie, out from behind his camera during filming of footage set to become his music video for Tony Justice/Aaron Tippin's collaboration on "Brothers of the Highway," title track from Justice's upcoming record.

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Iron trucker Nathan Bugg’s health transformation

After he made a bet with his brother that he could finish a marathon, trucker Nathan Bugg has come a long way from 265 lbs. and out of shape. His most recent accomplishment: the Arizona Iron Man triathlon last November.

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Artist Julian Raven’s dry-box-side Trump portrait and ongoing tour

Judging from past polling here, one might have been justified in the assumption that it was only a matter of time before a Donald Trump campaign image appeared on the side of dry van. ...

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