Todd Dills

Most readers endorse body cameras for police

| January 23, 2015

Most readers were positive about the potential efficacy of body cameras used widely to help in preventing or at least sorting out the high-octane situations that have dominated discussions of race and politics across the ...

If the ‘sky is falling’ with sleep apnea: What about when ‘it lands and nothing really happens?’

| January 22, 2015

"Nothing seems to address the situation where it has been a symptom, has been tested, and is being treated successfully." --Dan Tucker on needed apnea coverage; FMCSA says two-year certification up to the examiner

Road not taken: Let’s go truck… I mean, er, lumping!

| January 22, 2015

Another "road not taken" here, and it's an unlikely one, at best. While many operators "lump" something every day, full-time work doing so I imagine is no doubt unappealing to many. The income potential, says ...

FMCSA bulletin on sleep apnea reiterates regs, ‘encourages’ examiners on treatment, screening

| January 21, 2015

Facing widespread criticism over its examiners'/training organizations' muddled approach to apnea in medical certification, and hamstrung by Congress, FMCSA attempts to settle the record on apnea regs with bulletin....

I-75 South, following bridge collapse in Cincinnati, reopens ahead of schedule

| January 21, 2015

Officials expect closures to continue at least for the next two days. The collapse was of the old Hopple Street overpass, and reportedly occurred while the span was undergoing demolition work.

10 more classic cabovers — all from you

| January 20, 2015

A collection of great photos uploaded by Overdrive readers of COEs still in use and/or long-retired.

End of the ‘Long White Line’ w/ Sturgill Simpson

| January 20, 2015

For the outlaw country aficionados in the audience, does new artist Sturgill Simpson remind you of anyone?

Video: Views on Melvin Davis Jr.’s Hillbilly Hilton

| January 19, 2015

All the comforts of home in the custom-fabbed 163-inch sleeper on this unit, a 2000 Freightliner Classic taken to the next level.

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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