Todd Dills

Scenes from “Highway Angel” truck stop tour finale in NashvilleImage Gallery

| October 31, 2013

Video, pictures and more from the event, including the performance of Erin Flanigan, daughter in a long line of generations of owner-operators and drivers associated with Cincinnati-based Flanigan small fleet.

Facebook campaign to remember fallen drivers Nov. 1

| October 30, 2013

The "National Fallen Truckers Memorial Day" Facebook event page was launched by owner-operator Dave Lippert.

Simple diet shifts for weight loss, breaking free of apnea, more

| October 29, 2013

For some obstructive sleep apnea sufferers, there might be a simple -- thought not always easy, of course -- method out of the condition: Losing weight.

Trucking music from down under; cargo theft in ATL, and more on prevention

| October 28, 2013

Owner-operator Gordon Alkire recommends the War-Lok security devices for truck/trailer/cargo theft prevention -- and a new trucking tune by Australian former driver Caede Ridgway.

Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 2

| October 28, 2013

Many carriers have moved in in the direction of time-based pay systems with hourly detention-pay plans, including small fleets; some strategies for detention-rate negotiations take shape.

Mack displays pink truck

| October 28, 2013

Mack Trucks is doing its part to help increase awareness of breast cancer by displaying this pink Mack Pinnacle Axle Back model at its headquarters in Greensboro, N.C.  The truck display is in conjunction with ...

Looking for fleet/owner-operator common ground

| October 26, 2013

If drivers and fleet folks truly presented a united front on hours to Congress and regulators, would anything change for the better in terms of flexibility?

Should time away from home be systematically limited?

Cary Goodman | October 24, 2013

Owner-operator Cary Goodman asks this question in a letter to the editor.

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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