Todd Dills

Business trending better in 2015, operators say

| January 02, 2015

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

POLL: Will you buy health insurance on the exchanges this year?

| January 01, 2015

The health-insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," are back open for a three-month period. What are your plans for health-insurance coverage this year?

Best way to avoid inspection in Indiana: Slow down

| December 30, 2014

With speeding accounting for nearly half of all moving-type infractions marked on inspection reports in 2013, Indiana ranks first in the nation for those violations.

The rest: Tying the knot on 2014

| December 30, 2014

The third and final part of the Channel 19 2014 year in review, threading the needle through the most-read posts to the blog, here with an emphasis on rates and pay, parking and more.

The regs: Threading the needle through 2014Podcast

| December 29, 2014

Part 2 in this Channel 19 year in review highlights the most-read stories from the blog this year having to do with regulations -- and their enforcement. CARB, insurance, CSA, hours...

Truck tolls on IL Tollway routes going up in new year

| December 29, 2014

A series of truck-toll hikes begins in 2015 on the 286 miles of the Illinois Tollway system.

The rigs and the rundown: ‘Threading the needle’ through 2014Image Gallery

| December 26, 2014

The Channel 19 year in review, Part 1: Top-ranking rigs covered. And a question: How are you feeling about business prospects in 2015?

Merry Christmas, drivers!

| December 25, 2014

Greetings from Nashville! See you on the road this weekend...

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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