Get your load on! (3rd edition)

| April 01, 2013

More pictures of interesting loads sent in by Overdrive readers -- find how to send your own here.

FMCSA calling off so-called ‘red-shirt mandate’

| April 01, 2013

FMCSA is conducting an internal review of all enforcement activities after the Truck-Regulation Public-Comment-Believability Index (TRPCBI) measure associated with the red-shirt NPRM flew into "way too positive" territory.

Staying ahead of the inspectors

| April 01, 2013

Under CSA, you don't want to take any chances about whether your equipment will pass inspection. Check these Overdrive articles for help.

Roundup: Glider kudos, sequester FMCSA, Levi’s ‘Trucker’ classic

| March 30, 2013

Readers on Alabama's metal coil securement program and Fitzgerald's new dual-fuel glider with American Power group -- and a paean to an American denim classic. . .

Inconsistent enforcement: Know your vulnerabilities

| March 29, 2013

Inspectors around the nation know well the low-hanging fruit for violations in certain industry segments.

Three letters, rhymes with ‘essay,’ not a veggie box…

| March 28, 2013

'I got my CSA!' -- fresh local vegetables warm the cockles. Speaking those three letters makes most members of the general public feel nice and upright and good about themselves. Too bad we can't feel ...

Will young women now have to sign up for the draft?

| March 28, 2013

A 61 percent majority of Overdrive readers showed no opposition to the Pentagon's official removal of the ban on women participating in combat roles, though questions remained for many.

Inconsistent enforcement: Insist on inspection, not citation

| March 27, 2013

The way the DataQs challenge system is working suggests conventional wisdom about citations and CSA scores is flawed, with the issue of unfinished clean inspections looming larger for carriers looking to improve CSA scores.

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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