Todd Dills

Load by phone: Legacy boards add access tools

| April 11, 2013

Owner-operator access to Internet-based load boards continues to streamline with many operators now using smartphones to access one or another of industry-leading online freight resources.

Long live the owner-operator!

| April 10, 2013

Is the owner-operator a dying breed? Voices responding to the question posed on the Overdrive Extra blog suggest a shift in profitability toward short-haul niches.

How the national drug/alcohol clearinghouse could save you

| April 09, 2013

Food for thought: In defense of the national clearinghouse for positive test results for drug and alcohol.

File under: U.S. trucking rules!

| April 06, 2013

Think you've got it bad from time to time? Consider this story of trucking in the Syrian uprising.

Bypass systems reduce inspection likelihood

| April 03, 2013

Bypass systems work well for carriers with a good safety-performance history to help them avoid the extra scrutiny rolling over the scales gets a truck and its driver.

Nelson, Ga., not the first town to mandate gun ownership

| April 02, 2013

Nelson's Atlanta-area neighbor Kennesaw also mandated residents own guns back in 1982.

POLL: Where do you stand in the CSA Crash Indicator BASIC?

| April 01, 2013

If you have your own authority for operate a small fleet, vote in this poll to help Overdrive determine how the distribution of percentile rankings in the non-public Crash Indicator BASIC is working for small ...

Get your load on! (3rd edition)

| April 01, 2013

More pictures of interesting loads sent in by Overdrive readers -- find how to send your own here.

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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