Todd Dills

Division on liability insurance hike in the spotlight at regulatory meeting

| October 28, 2014

An FMCSA advisory committee discussion offered insight into how the agency will proceed with its rulemaking to increase liability insurance minimums and the potential consequences facing small business truckers if and when an increase occurs. ...

Do you use prescription meds to treat chronic pain?

| October 28, 2014

Committee recommends doc questionnaire on prescription pain meds

| October 28, 2014

Industry representatives worried that the questionnaire would put yet another stumbling block in the driver medical certification process; doctors argued it would help document their determination of whether a driver is fit to receive a ...

FMCSA planning to launch split-sleeper flexibility study

| October 27, 2014

The common refrain that the hours rules need to better encourage drivers to "drive when rested and sleep when tired" to be tested by the FMCSA.

Mailbag: Tough inspectors a cost of doing business?

| October 26, 2014

Reaching into the electronic mailbag: owner-operator Joe Bielucki of Connecticut reports from the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

What’s your mpg goal? The 9+ mpg club wants to help you get there

| October 24, 2014

A scant 6 percent of you are there already, as our polling shows. You can share tactics toward achieving better fuel mileage via the "9+ mpg club" Facebook group.

Heads up: Operation Safe Driver to boost traffic enforcement this week

| October 22, 2014

During the week of October 19-25, enforcement agencies across North America will conduct heightened traffic safety enforcement aimed at unsafe behavior of drivers of both cars and commercial motor vehicles.

Hauling the Ebola virus with Dallas hazmat response team and wrecker service

| October 22, 2014

CG Environmental owner Erick McCallum Tuesday, Oct. 21, was hopeful that "we're seeing the end of it coming very soon." The company, with an affiliated wrecker service, has been on the front lines of the ...

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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