Todd Dills

Celebrating right in S.C., take two

| October 07, 2014

The third annual gathering of the South Carolina Association of Large Car Operators is in the history books -- this year it attracted 53 drivers ranging in age from 22 to 82.

Prime orders 2,500 Utility reefers

| October 07, 2014

Purchased from Utility Trailer Sales of the Ozarks, the 2,500 Utility 3000R reefer trailers add to a total of 5,000 trailers purchased from the dealership and mark the largest single order in Utility's history.

Class of FedEx Ground independent contractors deemed employees in Kansas Supreme Court

| October 07, 2014

FedEx response to the ruling expressed commitment to protect "the rights of thousands of independent business owners to continue owning and operating their own businesses."

Mack owners, enthusiasts converge on Gerhart Machinery for 25th yearImage Gallery

| October 06, 2014

Truckers News' David Hollis was in attendance at the 25th-annual All Mack event on the massive front lawn of Gerhart Machinery in Litiz, Penn., over the Oct. 4-5 weekend.

Hours of service remains top concern in carrier survey

| October 06, 2014

Fleet difficulty finding drivers rose to No. 2, followed by CSA, driver retention, the ELD mandate and truck parking. Weight in yourself via this post's related poll and in the comments.

Keith and Vickie Sampson’s 156-inch ARI sleeperPodcast

| October 04, 2014

Trucker Talent Search winner Keith Sampson, leased to Landstar with his co-owner-operator wife, Vickie, have one heck of nice tractor-trailer: with the trailer recently painted to match.

Getting the best rates: Two approaches

| October 03, 2014

Owner-operators Rico Muhammad and Chad Boblett share Tortoise-and-Hare approaches to using data toward commanding better rates.

Hotshot hauling with owner-operator Jeff Ward

| October 02, 2014

Meet Villa Rica, Ga.-based Jeff Ward and his Brady's Hotshot Hauling business, with a 2012 Ford F350 outfitted with a Cadet flatbed body, gooseneck hitch and 30-ft. P.J. trailer.

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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