Todd Dills

Demand rising for spot market flat freight

| July 31, 2013

Rates reversed a downward trend in late July due primraily to growing volume in flatbed freight, DAT reported.

Plum phone deal for Verizon customers

| July 30, 2013

The Droid Razr M is currently being offered by Verizon in a free-with-two-year-contract deal -- I took advantage recently, and can attest the device has been a good one, at least thus far.

The undeclared war on owner-operators

Greg Fulton | July 30, 2013

Reclassification, hours of service rules, increased equipment costs and state and local regulations on idling, parking and noise are smothering the owner-operator, writes Greg Fulton.

POLL: Why do carriers have difficulty finding new drivers?

| July 29, 2013

Carriers are again talking "driver shortage" in a big way -- what do you think? Why do so many seem to have so much difficulty recruiting new drivers?

Losing the golden triangle: More proof shippers (mis)use CSA

| July 29, 2013

A small fleet owner on CSA: "We lost our triangle, and it is incredible how much difference it has made. Many of our old customers ... called as soon as we lost the triangle."

Readers to government: ‘Clamp down on homeland spying’

| July 29, 2013

A large majority of Overdrive readers favor limitations on the much-debated NSA spying effort.

Oral arguments set for CSA suit

| July 27, 2013

The suit brought by the Alliance for Safe and Efficient Truck Transportation (ASECTT), filed last year in federal district court in Washington, D.C., will see first oral arguments made Sept. 10.

VIDEO: Rolling out with the Great Lakes Convoy for women’s cancers

| July 27, 2013

Watch the convoy -- founded by two proud women, one an owner-operator, in the expediting segment -- roll out in this vid. Bonus: Nick and Jenny Marcu's tribute to cancer fighters.

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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