The scrum over mandatory detention pay

| May 30, 2014

Following the Obama administration's nod to the notion of mandatory detention pay in its draft highway bill, debate has intensified over whether the federal government ought to be involved in detention at all.

POLL: Would you support a detention-pay mandate?

| May 29, 2014

Following the Obama administration's inclusion of a mandate for detention pay equal to or greater than the minimum wage in its draft highway bill, this poll probes the debate over the measure.

Podcast: Due diligence on the drug testing consortiumPodcast

| May 29, 2014

Any problem with drug or alcohol use by drivers among carriers large and small can ensure that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be "watching you for a long time," says regulatory consultant.

Nominations being taken for 2nd annual Citizen Driver Awards

| May 28, 2014

With the process getting under way, two past award recipients have taken it upon themselves to help get the word out about the program and assist nominees through the application process,

VIDEO: Love’s stop in Choctaw, Okla., reopens after 2010 tornado

| May 27, 2014

At I-40's Exit 166, the new site offers an 11,000-square-foot facility, significantly larger than the previous location.

POLL: What should the govt. do about the VA?

| May 27, 2014

In the wake of the scandal over allegations that the VA doctored wait times and other stats, what do you think would do the most to affect change there for better service or to get ...

Truck stop operator’s new novel set during the ‘Great War’

| May 27, 2014

Karen Gettert Shoemaker's "The Meaning of Names" interrogates the reality German-American communities in the U.S. were confronted with following the outbreak of World War I.

Think you’ve got inspection frustration?

| May 26, 2014

It could be worse: While Overdrive's CSA survey shows continuing concern for deteriorating law-enforcement/driver relations, be thankful you're in America and not Argentina, as a recent case illustrates...

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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