Melvin Davis’ new ‘Hillbilly Hilton’ fresh out of the body shopImage Gallery

| April 16, 2014

The 2000 Freightliner Classic's 163-inch custom-built sleeper now comes equipped with a full-size shower and bed, easy chair, table, a full closet and a kitchen counter with a sink, refrigerator, microwave and cook stove.

Ice climber scales cow trailer, film at 11Image Gallery

| April 14, 2014

A few outtakes from the April Overdrive cover shoot with owner-operator Matt Hopkins.

Tied to a cause: Owner-operator takes Truckers Against Trafficking up the mountainImage Gallery

| April 14, 2014

Part 2 in this feature: With support growing for Truckers Against Trafficking from the community of drivers, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, inspired by a cyclist friend to tie his planned climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina ...

Christopher Vallee builds a caboverImage Gallery

| April 12, 2014

Photos of a work in progress from the Alaska-based seasonal hauler and custom model truck builder: Plus more vintage 1970s Overdrive magazines, collected...

Tied to a cause: Driver support grows for Truckers Against Trafficking

| April 11, 2014

One of them, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, took his support for the organization to new heights with his early-2014 benefit climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina.

Thursday round-up: CARB protest, highway babies, apnea follow-up

| April 10, 2014

Owner-operator Loren Hutnick leads a rally, driver Mike Hawthorne packs a birthing kit, and Kenneth Dice decides fighting for a CDL is not worth it when authorities can't even make heads or tails of what's ...

Docs’ sleep apnea approach getting aggressive — and confused?

| April 08, 2014

The story of a driver denied medical certification because of his successfully treated sleep apnea.

VIDEO: Jetset Getset’s ‘Mile a Minute’ behind 75th-anniversary Pete

| April 07, 2014

Teen country-pop outfit Jetset Getset performed its trucking-themed track in the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day parade on a flatbed behind the truck March 31.

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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