As Senators finalize highway bill draft, more voices on size and weight

| May 09, 2014

With a highway-bill draft expected from the Senate early next week, more reader voices on the size and weight issue, receiving no shortage of attention over the past year.

POLL: What is driving tight capacity in truckload today?

| May 08, 2014

The economy is improving, and capacity is tight, which means rates are gaining. Is driver pay lagging behind those improvements? Or is one of several other possibilities the main contributor to tight capacity conditions today? ...

Long Haul Survivor benefit rig goes to Michigan-based driver Brittany DuniganImage Gallery

| May 08, 2014

Twenty-one-year-old Dunigan got the call the evening of May 4 in Michigan and “her first comment was ‘are you telling me I won that Purple Peterbilt?’”

Study touts benefits of in-cab camera system with paired driver training

| May 08, 2014

The Lytx company-commissioned analysis conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute showed use of the DriveCam system could potentially reduce commercial-motor-vehicle crashes by as much as a third annually.

Reader: ‘I see trucking improving’…

| May 08, 2014

That only tells a part of the story. In reader Jim Stewart's eyes, the regulatory drag on the trucking business is finally registering with customers where it counts: rates. What do you think?

Toll road to the CSA SMS…

| May 06, 2014

Deep in the weeds of the CSA program, a reporter takes a toll road to a clean inspection...

Reports say Senate version of a highway bill next in line

| May 03, 2014

What exactly could be in it is anybody's guess, but if it at all resembles what the Obama administration put out early this week, here's hoping it walks back from expansive tolling provisions...

CSA: The difference (or lack thereof) a year makes

| May 01, 2014

Report from the CSA Subcommittee to the MCSAC shows a somewhat different overall tune from the year prior as FMCSA retrenches in its commitment to the CSA program.

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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