Todd Dills

Peak racers outside GATS main entrance

| August 22, 2013

Views on the Peak Motorsports racer, funny car and hauler as GATS 2013 gets under way in Dallas.

Obamacare: Decision upcoming for uninsured operators

| August 21, 2013

An ATBS informational document aims to help uninsured owner-operators make the decision on whether to purchase insurance to satisfy the individual mandate or continue uninsured.

How would you fix the problem of excessive loading/unloading delays?

| August 20, 2013

From changes in how drivers are paid to new government regulation of shippers and receivers, the choices are many -- and none particularly easy to implement. Which do you think would do the job best?

Hope for the next generation

| August 20, 2013

Connecticut-based owner-operator Joe Bielucki's story of taking his niece out on a run with him gives him hope for the future.

Health walk, blood drive hosted at GATS

| August 20, 2013

The TSG hosts its annual health walk at GATS beginning 11 a.m. Friday at the TA Petro booth -- find Friday and Saturday times for the blood drive at the TSG booth here.

Trucker Tools in the gray lady; Channel 19 getting quieter?

| August 19, 2013

The decline of the CB via the profusion of trucking smartphone apps and the phones themselves gets treatment in the NY Times, and readers weight in on why Channel 19 gotten quieter lately...

‘Killer Truckers’ TV special on re-air

| August 17, 2013

On bright spot in the special about the FBI's Highway Serial Killings Initiative is that it delved farther into on-highway crime -- that against truckers, and trucking advocates' efforts to tamp down human trafficking.

Bringing out the stripes in an ’86 359

| August 16, 2013

Small fleet owner Ronnie Adams combined a few historic paint/strike schemes of the 1970s and 1980s to create the color combination of his '86 Peterbilt 359.

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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