Emissions-reduction funding operation Cascade Sierra Solutions to close the doors

| March 20, 2014

The Eugene, Ore., headquarters, CSS says, will continue operating with a reduced staff in order to service loan repayments and complete existing grant contracts.

Round-up: MATS haps, and a cattle hauler on his long career

| March 20, 2014

Recently-retired bull wagon hauler Laurin Dreher reflects on a long career, while owner-operator Jeff Clark talks while he walks and more plans for MATS solidify...

Introducing new LinkedIn group ‘Overdrive’s Trucking Pro’

| March 19, 2014

Earlier this week, Overdrive launched the "Overdrive's Trucking Pro" LinkedIn group. The open group allows users to post topics for discussion, as well as invite like-minded others to join.

Author: ‘U.S. law in need of simplification, basic human empathy’

| March 19, 2014

"Overhaul and simplify the law to release the energy and passion of Americans so that we can begin to address the challenges of our society." --Philip K. Howard, from a 2010 talk that rings with ...

Cabover at the Neal awards — and plenty of gratitude

| March 17, 2014

Journalistic awards are great, but it's too often the case that the crucial element of the business of trade press is lost in the discourse that emerges from shop talk -- the importance of listening ...

From iPhone karaoke to viral parody hit: ‘Singing Trucker’ Brad James

Tara Bullock | March 17, 2014

Avid singer and Youtuber Brad James estimates an audience of about 1,300 people before his detention-themed parody of "Dock of the Bay" went viral. Post-“Detention,” he estimates he’s singing to around 10,000 people.

ELD mandate: Readers respond

| March 17, 2014

Among Overdrive readers, more than half of the respondents to a poll conducted in the weeks prior to the ELD mandate's release showed a strong preference for another line or work or retirement over use ...

Holy snow-banks! Winter rolling vid over Loveland Pass

| March 15, 2014

Another couple vids from the GoPro Camera of young Caleb Christner, son of Don Christner, the Reed Hurst Trucking driver whose dispatches from the road you've become familiar with over the last year or two.

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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