Roundup: River States in Wis. hosting show, hanging a fuel-mileage shingle, new vid series…

| November 07, 2013

Overdrive's Pride & Polish heads to Wisconsin in 2014, with River States Customz in La Crosse hosting.

Poll: Have the new hours affected your income?

| November 06, 2013

With the first quarter following the July 1 change in the hours of service rules well over and done, what has been the economic impact for your operation?

Pre-diabetic diagnosis births an Ironman

Tara Bullock | November 06, 2013

Mercer-leased owner-operator Wesley Wilson lost 100 pounds toward a quest to complete the Lake Placid Ironman race.

Anne Ferro on a haul — finally

| November 05, 2013

Riding along with owner-operator Leo Wilkins yields new insights for FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

Talk of the road: House bill to hold hours changes

| November 05, 2013

For bill supporters, key to convincing lawmakers to sign on to the effort may well be showing the economic impact of the new rule.

CSA safety measurement system display changes now available for review

| November 04, 2013

Among the changes being proposed are de-emphasizing BASIC percentile rankings and better describing so-called "absolute" carrier BASIC measures' relationship to scoring.

Horror or not: Growing consumer interest in driverless cars

| November 04, 2013

Does growing interest show potential for four-wheeler safety improvement -- or the opposite?...

Crowdfunding handbags made from recycled tires

| November 02, 2013

The "Necessary Recycling" start-up makes various bags from recycled tractor-tire inner tubes -- they're conducting a Kickstarter.com funding campaign to reclaim 30 more tons' worth of tubes.

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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