Todd Dills

POLL: What role should the U.S. play in Iraq crisis?

| June 13, 2014

With the Obama administration considering a variety of options from air strikes to intelligence and military targeting support, weigh in here on how you think the U.S. should be involved in the current crisis...

Trainer James on trucking: ‘It’s a hard life’

| June 12, 2014

The latest in YTTrucking.com's Tex Crowley's Life of a Trucker video series.

Voices on the call for FMCSA head to resign

| June 10, 2014

Was OOIDA's move the right one -- or is the "be careful what you ask for, you just might get it" adage an appropriate consideration? More views here on the org's call for Anne Ferro ...

VA’s hard work begins with Shinseki’s departure

| June 09, 2014

One in three Overdrive readers got what they wanted when Veterans Affairs head Eric Shinseki stepped down in late May. More on reaction to VA problems here.

POLL: Do you support OOIDA’s call for Anne Ferro’s resignation?

| June 06, 2014

OOIDA's June 6 letter to the DOT secretary alleged a "bias against truckers" that precluded Ferro's impartial conduct in her job as the FMCSA's chief regulator. Where do you stand on the call for her ...

Flying OTR with owner-operator Joe Czmiel

| June 06, 2014

Introducing owner-operator Joe Czmiel's FlyOTR.com, offering 12-by-18-inch flags meant to fly from the lock bars on van doors.

CSA’s Fallout: ‘Ugly little secret’ — severity weights, peer groups need work

| June 06, 2014

The draft report issued April 30 from the CSA Subcommittee of FMCSA's MCSAC advisors included a large section on potential methods of improving the scoring system.

POLL: Where are you doing your restarts?

| June 05, 2014

Since the 2013 hours changes and new restart restrictions, are you getting your restart at home, a fleet terminal or out on the road? Or are you operating solely on recap hours? Tell us in ...

Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. He frequently covers business, regulatory and lifestyle topics for the magazine and at OverdriveOnline.com. His work on the “CSA’s Data Trail” series in Overdrive about the federal CSA program was awarded the highest honor in trade journalism – the “Grand Neal” – by American Business Media at the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Dills’ 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 or via phone at 205-907-2481.

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