Todd Dills

Horror or not: Growing consumer interest in driverless cars

| November 04, 2013

Does growing interest show potential for four-wheeler safety improvement -- or the opposite?...

Crowdfunding handbags made from recycled tires

| November 02, 2013

The "Necessary Recycling" start-up makes various bags from recycled tractor-tire inner tubes -- they're conducting a Kickstarter.com funding campaign to reclaim 30 more tons' worth of tubes.

Tough health care choicesPodcast

| November 01, 2013

Owner-operators weigh penalties vs. costs of private insurance or Obamacare exchange policies. Some have found plenty of potholes on the road to accessing benefits under the health care law thus far.

Kenworth T880 vocational model available for orderImage Gallery

| October 31, 2013

Kenworth's T880 flagship vocational model is suitable for heavy haul, refuse, dump, mixer and other applications. Find a gallery of images of the model, and more detail, in this story.

Scenes from “Highway Angel” truck stop tour finale in NashvilleImage Gallery

| October 31, 2013

Video, pictures and more from the event, including the performance of Erin Flanigan, daughter in a long line of generations of owner-operators and drivers associated with Cincinnati-based Flanigan small fleet.

Facebook campaign to remember fallen drivers Nov. 1

| October 30, 2013

The "National Fallen Truckers Memorial Day" Facebook event page was launched by owner-operator Dave Lippert.

Simple diet shifts for weight loss, breaking free of apnea, more

| October 29, 2013

For some obstructive sleep apnea sufferers, there might be a simple -- thought not always easy, of course -- method out of the condition: Losing weight.

Trucking music from down under; cargo theft in ATL, and more on prevention

| October 28, 2013

Owner-operator Gordon Alkire recommends the War-Lok security devices for truck/trailer/cargo theft prevention -- and a new trucking tune by Australian former driver Caede Ridgway.

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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