Todd Dills

Poetry in photo captions? Yes, dump trailers too

| July 12, 2014

We asked -- "What's with these two shiny trailer rears?" -- you told. The best among photo captions for a reader-submitted photo of some finely-polished dump trailers.

Computer-assisted logs: To print or not to print

| July 11, 2014

If you're using a mobile-device logging app or a laptop-based program for hours of service, don't leave those printers at home just yet.

Got fatigue? Your crankshaft damper may be the problem

| July 10, 2014

Revisiting the importance of damper replacement at long mileage intervals -- and a worst-case scenario without: crankshaft failure.

Four-wheelers, too: Highway safety should be a widely shared aim

Rick Blatter | July 09, 2014

"Why would lawmakers discourage (for all intents and purposes) tired drivers from taking a nap/ safety break?" reader Rick Blatter asks in this opinion in response to an opinion piece in a New Jersey newspaper.

VIDEO: Part 2 of Mark White’s story

| July 08, 2014

Mark White continues his story of how Old Time Express got out from their Conditional rating, truly earning the reinstatement to Satisfactory, he says.

CSA’s Fallout: ‘Play the game’ to get out of the lockup

| July 08, 2014

How the team at Old Time Express turned the lock open out of 'safety jail,' reversing its Conditional rating and winning back business.

POLL: What strategy would most effectively deal with flood of migrant children?

| July 08, 2014

With the recent flood of migrant children from countries in Central America and elsewhere, this poll probes the options for effectively dealing with the problems.

VIDEO: Old Time Express’ Mark White — a two-year regulatory odyssey, in his own wordsImage Gallery

| July 07, 2014

White tells his story -- featured in the July 2014 issue of Overdrive -- of two years spent under the Conditional safety rating and the aftermath. Today, the Satisfactory-rated small fleet is running electronic logs. ...

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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