Todd Dills

E-log proposed mandate comment period nearing end

| June 24, 2014

Following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's extension of the public comment period on its proposed electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, comments close finally on June 26.

Trucker-cycler Scott Grenerth relocates: To Grain Valley

| June 24, 2014

A walk through memory of recent years following the day I met Grenerth running on a Nashville road with Jasmine "Jazzy" Jordan in 2010; Grenerth is now OOIDA's regulatory affairs director.

B-T Inc. driver of the month

| June 24, 2014

B-T Inc. named Eric Dillard the company's Driver of the Month for May. Dillard was nominated by his fleet manager, Chris Krogman. Dillard has worked with B-T for 11 years.  In addition to winning a B-T gift ...

Luck of the drive; Poetry for a husband

| June 23, 2014

A promotion nets a free set of drives for one Indiana owner-operator; And from a self-proclaimed "truck driver's wife" to her husband, a message "from the heart."

View: Fleets can lead way toward renewal of respect and honor for driving profession

| June 23, 2014

Overdrive's Jack Roberts answers the question: "When did we, as a society, transition from holding drivers in high regard to regarding them as people who drive trucks because 'they can’t do anything else?'"

Group of OOIDA members, drivers issue letter to DOT in support of Anne Ferro

| June 21, 2014

Citing regulatory efforts on detention pay and other compensation reform, CSA and other programs as beneficial, one group of OOIDA members comes out in support of FMCSA chief.

1977 TranStar 4200: Old-school ‘patina’ at Pride & PolishImage Gallery

| June 21, 2014

High Gear Photography proprietor and Precision of New Hampton hauler Kenny Hubka's Transtar harks the first rig he ever steered, his father's 1972 model.

Truckers favor none-of-the-above option on Iraq

| June 19, 2014

A small majority of Overdrive readers favor no U.S. intervention in the ongoing crisis in Iraq.

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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