Todd Dills

VIDEO: Tony Justice performs ‘Simple Man,’ ‘Trick My Truck’

| March 28, 2014

Always great to run into Tony Justice -- the singer-songwriter and East-Tennessee-based Everhart Transportation driver performed Friday, March 28, for attendees of the Mid-America Trucking Show.

MATS New Entrant listening session yields new ideas

| March 28, 2014

Among voluminous thoughts on New Entrant testing, responding to commentary from owner-operator Michael Potwin Anne Ferro revealed that the agency's plan to downgrade adjudicated citations' violation weight in the CSA system could be in place ...

Kenworth offers natural gas option for T680

| March 28, 2014

Later this year, Kenworth Truck Company will offer a natural gas option for its fuel-efficient T680, the company announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. “Our customers find it very appealing to be ...

Maxwell expands ultracapacitor start modules to Class 3-6

| March 28, 2014

Attendant to MATS, small independent distributor RVCams.com (877-378-2267) is running a special on the Class 7-8 solution at $920 for orders placed before March 31, $990 before April 15.

URS: FMCSA begins deactivating carrier authorities with update-enforcement provision

| March 28, 2014

Part of the rationale for the system is a clean-up of FMCSA data – the agency has begun deactivating motor carrier authorities that are not being actively updated by set deadlines, depending on the motor ...

Roadside inspections, ELDs, treadle-valve corrosion discussed at MATS seminar

| March 27, 2014

Topics debated at the FMCSA's "roadside inspection" session at the Mid-America Trucking Show...

Kinedyne Retract-a-Bar collapsible load restraint bar

| March 27, 2014

That Retract-a-Bar will be available in 90-120 days, and weight will be around 15 pounds, lighter than a typical jack bar, slightly heavier than a Kinedyne load lock.

Dometic launches updated battery-powered auxiliary AC

| March 27, 2014

The Dometic Split-System Blizzard 134a moves the split unit away from increasingly difficult-to-find R22 refrigerant into the newer 134a standard.

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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