Todd Dills

Slowing down for your fellow driver

| November 25, 2013

A tragic accident at a loading area ended the life of a driver opening his trailer doors last week -- yielding some seeming, but not always so, self-evident wisdom. And: More voices on over-the-road peeves...

Podcast: CARB compliance flexibility, or lack thereof, not set in stonePodcast

| November 25, 2013

In the first of two podcasts on CARB's 11th-hour flexibility maneuvering, Joe Rajkovacz of the CCTA urged operators around the nation to get involved in the process, as potential new compliance options aren't yet set ...

Trip-planning / service locator app bags prize; hours hearing vidPodcast

| November 23, 2013

Another play in the trucking smartphone-apps landscape, with a robust trip-planning function; and full video of this week's House Small Business Committee's hours of service hearing.

Hot buttons poll: What’s your view on the filibuster rule change?

| November 22, 2013

On November 21, 2013, reacting to Republicans' continued blocking of votes on federal appeals court nominations, Senate Democrats exercised the "nuclear option" on filibuster rules; what's your view of the move?

Van rates holding, spot-market demand rising

| November 22, 2013

Good news in all segments nationally is that load-to-truck ratios were up significantly in the past week.

Hauling the Capitol Christmas tree with driver Duane BrusseauImage Gallery

| November 21, 2013

We caught up with lead driver Brusseau at the tree's stop in Nashville -- find a brief video, photos of the rig and further reporting here.

Increased federal weight limits: Voices against

| November 19, 2013

Cary Goodman, Dan Gerster weigh in -- no pun intended -- on the notion of increasing federal weight limits to 97,000 lbs. with the addition of a third trailer axle. What do you think?

Owner-operator takes active role in educating tomorrow’s four-wheelerImage Gallery

| November 19, 2013

Meet Todd Modderman, independent owner-operator who today collaborates in his spare time with the B.R.A.K.E.S. program of young driver education, utilizing his Peterbilt 379.

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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