Todd Dills

New guidance on Ebola-contaminated waste transport

| October 30, 2014

A new Federal Register notice issues advisory on how the hazmat transport regs apply, and readers continue to show favor for further measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

Data on cross-border program insufficient, FMCSA committee says; Mex carriers continue operation

| October 29, 2014

An FMCSA advisory committee approved a report critical of the U.S.-Mexico cross-border pilot program, notably the program's lack of inspection data and participation. Mexican carriers in the program now have full authority to operate in ...

MCSAC to get new chairman — and a little CSA deja vuPodcast

| October 28, 2014

Ever wonder what FMCSA's current administrator sounds like? Hear him reveal the incoming MCSAC advisory committee chair here. Also: No wonder trucking went to Congress over CSA, and more from D.C....

Division on liability insurance hike in the spotlight at regulatory meeting

| October 28, 2014

An FMCSA advisory committee discussion offered insight into how the agency will proceed with its rulemaking to increase liability insurance minimums and the potential consequences facing small business truckers if and when an increase occurs. ...

Do you use prescription meds to treat chronic pain?

| October 28, 2014

Committee recommends doc questionnaire on prescription pain meds

| October 28, 2014

Industry representatives worried that the questionnaire would put yet another stumbling block in the driver medical certification process; doctors argued it would help document their determination of whether a driver is fit to receive a ...

FMCSA planning to launch split-sleeper flexibility study

| October 27, 2014

The common refrain that the hours rules need to better encourage drivers to "drive when rested and sleep when tired" to be tested by the FMCSA.

Mailbag: Tough inspectors a cost of doing business?

| October 26, 2014

Reaching into the electronic mailbag: owner-operator Joe Bielucki of Connecticut reports from the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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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