Todd Dills

And the winner is…: ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’

| December 24, 2013

The winner in our Top Christmas Songs poll/countdown effectively evokes the melancholy of time gone by as well as the joy of having someone back home to share it with.

Santa’s gift to owner-operators

| December 24, 2013

He's bringing a raft of deductions, say the folks over at owner-operator business/tax services firm ATBS in their annual humorous Christmas vid.

Regulators: Santa Inc.’s authority revoked over medical cards, hours violations, more

| December 23, 2013

When we attempted to reach out to Mr. Claus for confirmation of this grave report, his secretary referred us to the FMCSA Register, which showed a Dec. 23 listing for new operating authority granted to ...

UPDATED: Medical certification confusion — and a state by state resource guide for meeting Jan. 30 reporting deadline

| December 23, 2013

Clearing up some of the confusion around self-reporting of CDL holders' medical certifications. Reporting deadline: Jan. 30, 2014; Kansas, Idaho here update their procedures since original story aired.

Holidays on the road

| December 23, 2013

Rand McNally's survey of 800+ drivers about how they celebrate holidays on the road yielded quite a few tales of generosity, camaraderie and veritable miracles... What your best story of Christmas on the road?

Last day to enroll in health insurance exchange for Jan. 1 coverage

| December 23, 2013

Drivers have until March to get health insurance coverage and avoid a penalty, however. Find an update on Healthcare.gov improvements, Obamacare rule changes and more in this story.

‘O Holy Night’: No. 2 in songs countdown

| December 23, 2013

The the runner-up in our Christmas-songs countdown is another carol with roots in 1800s Europe.

10,000th student for B.R.A.K.E.S.; Keeping up a classic 359Image Gallery

| December 21, 2013

10,000 more teen drivers now have been trained on safety around big trucks. Also: Photos of one classic workhorse of a 359.

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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