Todd Dills

Move Over Laws in spotlight through November

| November 08, 2014

The folks at Allstate insurance have teamed up with the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum in Chattanooga, Tenn., on a "Provider Safety Advocacy" campaign to raise awareness of Move Over laws.

NASTC names its America’s Best Drivers team 2014

| November 07, 2014

The members of the group represent, all told, 533 years of accident free experience and near 51 million miles.

Sleep apnea and conditional medical certification being fought on new fronts

| November 07, 2014

In an attempt to solve the problem of medical examiners' willingness to issue short-term conditional certifications — if any certification at all — pending results of a sleep study, NASTC has started offering both member ...

Don’t mess with Texas: Focusing on the truck and not the trucker to roll back crashes

| November 06, 2014

Only two of the states with the biggest truck-involved fatality-crash problems show a percentage of maintenance violations above the 2013 national average of 72.6 percent – Virginia and Texas.

Thursday round-up: What deer whistles, elections and NASTC’s annual meeting have in common

| November 06, 2014

Tools designed to mitigate hazard, maybe? At least one of these, maybe two (and it's not the NASTC meet, I can assure you) doesn't normally work so well. Nonetheless, fingers can always be crossed...

Don’t mess with Texas: No. 1 for maintenance violations

| November 05, 2014

If you’re running through the Lone Star State, don’t skimp on pre-trip inspections. No other state issues a higher percentage of maintenance violations.

Owner-operator’s ‘Black out’ tribute rig gets closer to finish lineImage Gallery

| November 04, 2014

W.Va.-based Charles Timbrook's 1999 Freightliner "Black Out" eases into its military-tribute theme with new mods. And: A Reliable Carriers car hauler on Car and Driver's cover.

Driverless trucks: Public shows concern with safety in survey

| November 03, 2014

Results showed two-thirds of all survey respondents "said they would feel less safe sharing the road with driverless semi-trucks," a majority showing no change in sentiment even "if it meant cheaper consumer products or reduced ...

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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