Todd Dills

Obamacare deadline in 4 days — ripple effects in operator pay on the way?

| February 11, 2015

The mandate to have health insurance could put trucking's independent contractor model in jeopardy. More on looming ACA deadline here.

Two new books for the kids

| February 10, 2015

One from close to home -- children's book "Papa Doug Hauls Strawberries and Smiles" from the TN Trucking Foundation -- and former driver Susan Burton's "My Auntie Susan Drives a Big Truck."

Entry-level driver training committee members, first meeting announced

| February 10, 2015

The first meeting of the advisory committee is scheduled for Feb. 26-27 in D.C.; among members is owner-operator Bryan Spoon of North Carolina. NPRM hoped for by end of year.

New free load board on the way

| February 10, 2015

Apex Capital pitches its new NextLoad.com load board as unique in delivering robust filtering/alert/search capability in a free board.

Monday roundup: Driverless cars, discount ‘adult’ toys

| February 09, 2015

Data on self-driving car laws mapped by Stanford research project; and -- File in 'weird': Sex toy discounts -- via reefer trailer.

The vape escape — Survey shows growing use among operators

| February 09, 2015

More and more truckers are vaping to get away from tobacco’s dangers. It’s working for some, though it has drawbacks.

New MHC Kenworth locations listing parts in Surplus Solutions

| February 09, 2015

MHC El Paso and MHC Ashville bring the total to eight MHC locations with more than 2,100 total part numbers listed in the website's search engine.

‘Hold the line’ — former ‘black hawk down’ Army ranger’s message of endurance, persistencePodcast

| February 07, 2015

Podcast: Thomas spoke, telling the story of his Somalia experience, and performed the song this past Thursday to open the Conversion Interactive / TCA recruiting, retention conference.

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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