Todd Dills

Bill introduced in Missouri would boost state top speed limit

| January 07, 2015

Bill H.B. 295 was introduced by Rep. Mike Kelley in the Missouri state house to boost the maximum speed limit possible within the state's borders from 70 to 75 miles per hour.

Broker compensation analysis: What to expect long- and short-term

| January 06, 2015

"Variation" is the watchword in any analysis of broker compensation.

Roads not taken, part 1: Owner-operator turned broker, freight agent

| January 06, 2015

While there’s no guarantee a nondriving job will boost your earnings, plenty of truckers have found good money, opportunity for advancement and better quality of life after coming off the road. This series looks at ...

Driver dispatch from a series of wintry hazmat loads over Loveland Pass

| January 06, 2015

With the city of Buffalo under multiple feet of snow in November, driver Don Christner and his running partner were quietly but heroically hauling hazmat on a series of loads over Loveland Pass in Colorado, ...

PHOTO essay: Nashville truck stop caught in the lensImage Gallery

| January 05, 2015

Documentary and fine-art photographer Stacey Irvin's portrait of the downtown Nashville TA is the kind of honest portrait the trucking world could use more of.

More Overdrive back issues in need of a homeImage Gallery

| January 03, 2015

A cache of Overdrive back issues -- "starting in the late 1960s," says reader Brandon Tracy -- has been found and is being offered up for the taking. More info here.

Indiana’s vanishing clean inspections, further speed scrutiny

| January 02, 2015

Indiana ranks No. 5 nationwide for the smallest percentage of clean inspections.

Business trending better in 2015, operators say

| January 02, 2015

Four in 10 readers believe 2015 holds better prospects than 2014 for their businesses.

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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