Introducing ‘Drivers for the TRUE Safety Act’

| February 08, 2014

In November Chris Gadarowski launched the "Drivers for the 'TRUE Safety Act'" Facebook page as a grassroots gathering point for those in favor of the bill’s call for an independent hours review attendant to a ...

AA&E: Where the money is, if anywhere, in military freight

| February 07, 2014

FedEx custom-critical expediters Andy and Myrian Johnson are sunny about high-security military freight, where the money is -- if it's anywhere -- in the niche.

Sylectus launches iPhone app

| February 07, 2014

The app enables automated tracking of loads in near real-time and offers new image capture and indexing capabilities.

Respect where it’s due: Saluting diesel power, glory

| February 06, 2014

Operator Jean Annette Hamman tosses off a heartfelt salute to the big diesel machines that power American trucking.

Losing ground: The military hauling niche

| February 06, 2014

Owner-operators continue to fight for access to military freight, though federal cost-cutting initiatives have reduced rates.

Latest TAT vid: ‘I am not a lot lizard’

| February 04, 2014

The latest vid from the Truckers Against Trafficking organization re-ups the outreach to the industry via an empathetic portrait of the victims of human trafficking and a clarion call against the dehumanizing "lot lizard" term. ...

‘Still not listening': Readers react to FMCSA’s hours study

| February 04, 2014

Overdrive readers in large part showed skepticism over FMCSA's hours-impact study and its conclusion that last year's changes improve safety -- Congressman continues call for independent review.

POLL: How often do you use lumpers?

| February 03, 2014

Do you pay lumpers or otherwise contract with a "freight handling" service in your trucking operation? Tell us how often if you do -- or if you don't -- in this poll.

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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