Todd Dills

Driver makes Truckers Against Trafficking message his own

| March 03, 2014

Timothy Coon's powerful video message about why more drivers should actively support the goal of Truckers Against Trafficking.

The yardstick method of driver training

| March 01, 2014

Jimmy Ardis tells the funny story of how he learned to drive -- his uncle rapping his knuckles with a yardstick from the sleeper whenever he jammed a gear too quickly -- toward a serious ...

Get your load on! (Edition 7)

| February 28, 2014

From construction equipment to more garden variety loads dressed up behind spectacular tractors, this occasional series delivers more great photos of readers' loads. Find out how to send in your own ...

BulkLoads board buys CoopsOpen app

| February 27, 2014

The CoopsOpen app allows users to simply update station statuses as they pass scales -- joining ScaleChek and Overdrive's own Trucker Tools with similar functionality.

Division over minimum hourly pay

| February 26, 2014

With President Obama advocating for a $10.10/hour federal minimum wage and some states having raised the minimum wage as high as $15, readers showed fairly even division on the issue.

Funding complete for new valve-stem cap with visual pressure indicator

| February 25, 2014

The folks at RightPSI have built a new valve-stem cap made in the U.S.A. and matched to desired tire pressure to give a visual indication when pressure is low or high.

ACA health insurance exchange open-enrollment period ends March 31Podcast

| February 25, 2014

If you're uninsured, in order to avoid income tax penalties for not having coverage you’ll need to enroll in a qualified health plan by March 15 to begin coverage April 1. Find a primer of ...

POLL: How has Obamacare impacted your health insurance?

| February 25, 2014

Have you purchased insurance through the new exchanges? Was your old policy cancelled or is it still in force? Do you plan to continue to not purchase health insurance? What's your health-insurance strategy? Tel us ...

Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. His 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.

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