Todd Dills

Ray Lahood: Raise the fuel tax to return nation to ‘envy of the world’ on infrastructure

| May 21, 2014

Speaking to attendees of the ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., former United States Department of Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood made a case for raising the federal fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon ...

Key fleet challenges demand ‘innovative response’, exec says

| May 20, 2014

J.B. Hunt Senior Vice President Richie Henderson outlined key issues to open the 2014 ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., offering some ideas about how communications and other technology will continue to drive "innovative ...

Long Haul Survivor benefit totals announced

| May 20, 2014

May 17, the raffle winner, Brittany Dunigan, picked up the rig in Iowa, and it was revealed the rig raised a grand total of $142K on its yearlong fund-raising tour.

‘Black Out’ 1999 Freightliner of Charles Timbrook

| May 20, 2014

W.Va.-based owner-operator Charles Timbrook's "Black Out" 265-inch wheelbase 1999 Freightliner Classic.

Pride & Polish: A photo gallery to end all galleries

| May 17, 2014

If you've missed it as yet, check out the 400-plus photo gallery from the Pride & Polish event a few weeks gone in Wildwood, Fla., over on the P&P website.

Podcast: STAA driver-whistleblower protections explainedPodcast

| May 15, 2014

With the proposed anti-driver-coercion rule from the FMCSA now in a public comment period, the added legal protections it would bring for those blowing the whistle on unscrupulous motor carriers brought to mind the sometimes ...

What to expect during Roadcheck 2014

| May 14, 2014

During the 72-hour Roadcheck program, in operation now for more than two decades, a motor carrier is three times more likely than usual to see one of its trucks/drivers inspected in the U.S. and Canada.

More trucking tunes — and a cheeseburger

| May 13, 2014

Catch Bill Weaver's "Ode to a Peterbilt" in video, likewise the 'Monkey Gouger' cheeseburger, named for owner-operator Jimmy Ardis, at the Manning, S.C., TA location.

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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