Todd Dills

I-94E in Detroit: Two right lanes to close Fri.-Mon.

| February 19, 2015

Road crews will take to I-94 at in Detroit, closing two lanes at milemarker 212 for road work Friday-Monday.

Spot market demand weak on West Coast with port disruptions

| February 18, 2015

As spot freight falls into a typical seasonal plateau, the West Coast port disruption throws a complication on top of it All throughout the Western regions things are slower, DAT reports.

POLL: During your last inspection, were you asked to supply your med card?

| February 18, 2015

With the recent change in rules around drivers' need to carry paper medical cards after 15 days beyond renewal, what are you seeing on the road?

Trucking — or not — with the twenty-somethings

| February 17, 2015

A twenty-something attempts a (well-considered, lengthy) answers to the question of why his generation seemingly isn't interested in truck driving, by and large.

Construction begins March 7 on new connector at Chicago’s Circle Interchange

| February 17, 2015

A $475 million upgrade to the link between the northbound I-90/94 Dan Ryan Expressway and the I-290 Eisenhower Expressway westbound in Chicago gets under way March 7. Expect delays.

New kids’ book from 28-year trucking veteran

| February 17, 2015

Jeffrey Otersen's "Little Truckers: Feeling Scrappy" book for young readers tells the story of a classic living legend of a rig among the trucks of the Shamrock Lucky trucking company in Truckington, Ohio.

Got ice? White stuff?

| February 16, 2015

Report from an ice storm: Icy conditions along I-40 across the nation's midsection will continue through this evening/tomorrow morning, among other weather updates. . .

Open government or rabbit hole?

| February 15, 2015

Annals of government transparency: Jeb Bush's email response to a Florida trucker in 1999 highlights the difficulties of engagement.

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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