Todd Dills

CSA’s Fallout: Where the inspection action is

| August 08, 2014

The top states ranked for inspection activity; Maryland heads up the intensity rankings as in our analysis last year.

Missouri voters speak: Sales tax not the place for raising highway monies

| August 07, 2014

Voters in Missouri say no to sales tax increase of .75 cents on the dollar to fund transportation -- and prohibit tolls and fuel tax increases.

CSA’s Fallout: The shifting enforcement target as states move on driver violations

| August 07, 2014

Among all 48 continental states, 2013 saw 29 states increase their attention to moving violations, figured as a percentage of each state’s total violations. Among the top such states, 3 in 4 saw their moving ...

Reader to truck stops: Better optimize, expand parking space; And an eats tip in AL

| August 06, 2014

"There's nothing worse than after a long hard day's driving to pull into a truck stop and find full spaces taken up with just a tractor or an RV." --Rick Fine, Pueblo, Colo.

Custom x 2: Austin Ashley’s ‘Double Take’ ’07 PeteImage Gallery

| August 05, 2014

Video, photos and more with Austin Ashley and his "Double Take" custom Peterbilt, reflecting an approach that includes "two of everything," from twin turbos to a two-line striping design.

POLL: What do you think of the new CSA SMS public display?

| August 04, 2014

FMCSA's enhancements to the CSA Safety Measurement System's public face included a de-emphasizing of carrier category scores on the front page of carrier profiles. Is it a masterful facelift, lipstick on a pig or do ...

I-495 Christina River bridge reopens to traffic — partially

| August 04, 2014

Video, pictures and more from the southbound span of the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Delaware, which reopened to traffic on Thursday last week a month ahead of schedule. NB remains closed.

VIDEO, photos: Robb Mariani’s custom ‘white whale,’ take twoImage Gallery

| August 02, 2014

A walk-and-talk around the former American Trucker host's custom creation, the "Low Patrol" 1974 Ford he's owned since 2003, newly customized.

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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