APU rebates, Leslie train horns for East Tennessee’s Sams TruckingImage Gallery

| September 08, 2010

Check out my story in the September Overdrive magazine on various financial incentives -- rebates, grants, various low-interest loan programs -- state governments are making available to owner-operators and carriers to encourage the purchase of ...

Massachusetts soda delivery driver bags $50,000

| September 07, 2010

His name is Scott Matthews, and in case you missed the original television airing Sept. 1, you can check him out competing with a game partner in Atlanta Falcons cheerleader and Georgia state senate deputy ...

Driver ‘health movement’ hitting stride

| September 03, 2010

On the blog of the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a shout-out was posted yesterday to the Heathy Trucking Association of America and the Trucking Solutions Group 61+ Driver Health Advisory Committee's health walk at GATS ...

Stand-up treadmill desk begs question…; cargo theft connection to Jason’s Law?

| September 02, 2010

In the P.R. copy blasted out with announcements about the new TrekDesk Treadmill Desk, the company talks about the dangers of the "sedentary lifestyle," noting studies of various characters that have probed "rising obesity rates ...

Getting bolder with her shoulder

| August 31, 2010

Three years ago, when Ellen Voie (pictured) launched the Women in Trucking organization, she boasted that she'd be so happy when membership levels reached 1,000 that she'd get the org's logo tattooed on her body. ...

Reporting cargo theft — balancing act in more ways than one…

| August 30, 2010

Tune in Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern for the Truth About Trucking online radio program with host Allen Smith. My fellow Truckers News/Overdrive Senior Editor Max Kvidera and I will be guests on the subject of ...

Carrier describes driver screening tool usage

| August 27, 2010

The PSP report can help a carrier better identify an otherwise great driver’s problem areas and to focus initial training in particular areas.

Rolling out to Dallas ‘Too Hot to Trot’ 5K

| August 27, 2010

Well, folks, I finished -- no surprise to regular readers, I'd guess, since you've seen a little proof I can do some long-distance running. Get over a couple miles, though, for me, and it hurts. Add to ...

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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