Todd Dills

1977 TranStar 4200: Old-school ‘patina’ at Pride & PolishImage Gallery

| June 21, 2014

High Gear Photography proprietor and Precision of New Hampton hauler Kenny Hubka's Transtar harks the first rig he ever steered, his father's 1972 model.

Truckers favor none-of-the-above option on Iraq

| June 19, 2014

A small majority of Overdrive readers favor no U.S. intervention in the ongoing crisis in Iraq.

Load, self-dispatch automation: Heads up on two services

| June 19, 2014

Introducing DashHaul.com and Comfreight.com, two more load matching services aimed at involving direct shippers and great automation of the process.

1974 ‘Low Patrol’ Ford W9000: Robb Mariani’s white whaleImage Gallery

| June 18, 2014

The long saga of Mariani's 2014 SuperRigs best show truck is a story of making inner vision reality -- and the results, a single-drive-axle cabover big-rig hot rod, are something to write home about.

Lawsuit over FMCSA guidance on CSA scores dismissed

| June 17, 2014

In a brief to media and members, the board of the Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation reported that the suit they brought against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2012 had ...

POLL: Would rolling back 2013 restart changes affect highway safety?

| June 17, 2014

What's your intuition on highway safety relative to the restart changes that went into effect last year? If successful, would Congressional attempts to roll back the changes for a year influence highway safety in any ...

Restart watch: Whoopi doesn’t get it either

| June 17, 2014

"Attention mainstream media: There are a lot of people out here who think the changes that have been proposed in draft legislation may actually, on the contrary, 'strengthen safety rules,'" contrary to what NYT editorial ...

‘Restart’ hits the mainstream; rhyming couplets for the road

| June 14, 2014

As with Anne Ferro's now-infamous blog post about the Congressional efforts relative to the restart, NPR's report on hours makes it sound like an attack on the entire rule is at issue.

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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