Todd Dills

Cross-border pilot program reaches official end

| October 14, 2014

The 13 U.S.-Mexico pilot program carriers cleared to haul into the U.S. interior, beyond the border commercial zone, will continue to have authority to operate in U.S.

New Million Mile Club members

| October 13, 2014

The club, established in 1992 and sponsored by Chevron Delo, honors truck drivers in the U.S. and Canada with one million miles of accident-free driving.

New Pilot in Chillicothe, Ohio

| October 13, 2014

Pilot Flying J opened a Pilot Travel Center in Chillicothe, Ohio, featuring full amenities for professional drivers traveling U.S. 23, 35 and 50.

Lookback on — and a severe weather report from — a Mustang at the tattoo parlor

| October 13, 2014

Mike "Mustang" Crawford runs through the high winds on I-40 in West Okla. and East Texas, and a look back on his Marine Corps tattoo.

‘Cowboy Capitalists’ documentary features U.S. drivers running South Africa-Sudan

| October 11, 2014

The documentary showcases American Ian Cox's venture in hauling on the African continent, following securement of a U.N. contract to haul military-grade vehicles of various natures from South Africa and other points to struggling South ...

PHMSA issues guidance for trucking Ebola waste

| October 10, 2014

Coordination between the Centers for Disease Control and PHMSA reportedly continues as officials work to ensure there is not an Ebola outbreak in the U.S.

Secondary-roads enforcement eyed by Delaware to boost I-95 toll revenue

| October 09, 2014

Revenue from commercial vehicles at the Delaware I-95 toll plaza in Newark, Del., is down 7.5 percent this year -- state officials reportedly are eyeing boosted enforcement on secondary roads restricted to local deliveries.

Carl Schultz named ATA driver of the year

| October 08, 2014

Currently with Davis Express, in addition to accumulating well over 4 million miles of safe driving, Schultz has been recognized many times during his lengthy career for his hard work and commitment to safety.

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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