Computer-assisted logs: To print or not to print

| July 11, 2014

If you're using a mobile-device logging app or a laptop-based program for hours of service, don't leave those printers at home just yet.

Got fatigue? Your crankshaft damper may be the problem

| July 10, 2014

Revisiting the importance of damper replacement at long mileage intervals -- and a worst-case scenario without: crankshaft failure.

Four-wheelers, too: Highway safety should be a widely shared aim

Rick Blatter | July 09, 2014

"Why would lawmakers discourage (for all intents and purposes) tired drivers from taking a nap/ safety break?" reader Rick Blatter asks in this opinion in response to an opinion piece in a New Jersey newspaper.

VIDEO: Part 2 of Mark White’s story

| July 08, 2014

Mark White continues his story of how Old Time Express got out from their Conditional rating, truly earning the reinstatement to Satisfactory, he says.

CSA’s Fallout: ‘Play the game’ to get out of the lockup

| July 08, 2014

How the team at Old Time Express turned the lock open out of 'safety jail,' reversing its Conditional rating and winning back business.

POLL: What strategy would most effectively deal with flood of migrant children?

| July 08, 2014

With the recent flood of migrant children from countries in Central America and elsewhere, this poll probes the options for effectively dealing with the problems.

VIDEO: Old Time Express’ Mark White — a two-year regulatory odyssey, in his own wordsImage Gallery

| July 07, 2014

White tells his story -- featured in the July 2014 issue of Overdrive -- of two years spent under the Conditional safety rating and the aftermath. Today, the Satisfactory-rated small fleet is running electronic logs. ...

Mack steals show on the red carpet

| July 07, 2014

At this year's Much Music Video Awards, Canadian hip-hop rockers Down With Webster emerged on the awards-show red carpet from a Mack Pinnacle Rawhide Edition with a 70-inch mid-rise sleeper.

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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