Todd Dills

Checking in with independent Cody Blankenship at GATSImage Gallery

| August 23, 2014

Waco, Texas-based independent owner-operator Cody Blankenship brings the family to GATS -- what's he been up to lately? Update here...

Starting off the day right: TSG’s GATS Health WalkImage Gallery

| August 23, 2014

The Trucking Solutions Group conducted its annual GATS Health Awareness Walk this morning, Aug. 23, with a sizable group of participants and a cool finish with Baylor Trucking's ALS ice-bucket challenge.

Tale of two drivers at Partners in Business:Podcast

| August 23, 2014

Todd Amen presented the latest in revenue/income averages and trends from ATBS' owner-operator clients, which continue to follow what's been happening over a decade now. Better income on fewer miles.

Swiftwick compression sock to be sold in Pilot Flying J truck stops

| August 23, 2014

“A compression sock ought to be a part of the uniform of every single fleet.” --Swiftwick CEO Mark Cleveland on the long-term health benefits of compression socks. He commended Pilot Flying J for “recognizing it ...

Apex’ authority start-up service

| August 22, 2014

The Apex Capital Startup Program adds to its newly minted load board for clients and other benefits the factoring company offers to customers

Get soaked with Baylor Trucking at GATS ALS ice-bucket challenge

| August 22, 2014

The viral ALS ice-bucket challenges comes to GATS via Indiana-based Baylor Trucking, a fleet with a close relationship to the condition. Take the challenge yourself 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri-Sat near shuttle drop-off spots at the ...

Inspections, natural-gas vehicles probed at GATS

| August 22, 2014

An analysis of Vehicle Maintenance BASIC violations shows the driver is in control of carrier scores; And natural gas, according to some, is ready to 'Ride on' indeed.

VIDEO: Telematics boost, demand driving interoperable standard

| August 22, 2014

Will the "Connected Vehicle" future have any benefit to independents? Exploring some of the possibilities here with Hirschbach Motor Lines' Jim Coffren's take from the fleet side.

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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