Todd Dills

‘Flawless!’: More kudos for the rig on the October cover — Bill Rethwisch’s 2012 Pete 389

| October 23, 2013

It's been quite a while since we've gotten as many kudos as we have for this month's cover, featuring small fleet owner-operator Bill Rethwisch's Dreamsicle 2012 389.

Sneak listen to Tony Justice’s new ‘The Big Road’ track

| October 22, 2013

Listen in on this mixed -- not yet mastered -- track from trucking troubadour Tony Justice's forthcoming "Apple Pie Moonshine" record.

One quarter down: Economic impact of new hours rule?

| October 21, 2013

Have you seen direct mileage and/or revenue reductions over the last quarter yourself? If so or if not, let's keep the conversation on the rules ongoing. (Bonus: Trucker's Wife tee available...)

New alert app from Missing Truck Driver network

| October 21, 2013

Kari Fisher, ridealong partner of driver Lee Fisher and founder of the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network, launched the new MTDAlerts app at the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's 40th-anniversary Heart of America trucking show Friday, ...

Other ways through the health-insurance maze

| October 19, 2013

Another look at potential Affordable Care Act health-insurance exchange scenarios.

VIDEO: Pit stop at the Charlotte Motor Speedway

| October 15, 2013

I had the opportunity to attend the NASCAR race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend, during a personal trip back to my hometown of Rock Hill, S.C., due south of the Queen City, ...

Obamacare case analysis: Stick with the wife’s insurance

| October 14, 2013

Owner-operator Michael Wright, of Michigan, runs through health-insurance numbers as he contemplates potential moves in 2014 as the Affordable Care Act gets closer to implementation.

Downtime pursuits — querying Overdrive back-issue ratesImage Gallery

| October 12, 2013

Any collectors in the house? Some longtime catalogers have some questions for you about rates....

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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