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Todd Dills

Bama-magic, or lack thereof

| January 12, 2009

Alabama state troopers teamed up with over-the-road truckers in the state in December to enforce highway laws. According to perennial results in Overdrive‘s Highway Report Card survey, the latest out this month on p. 24 of the magazine, the effort was a long time coming. Alabama, with only a single full-service scale house (on I-20 westbound near the Georgia border, though there’s a smaller one on I-10 near Mobile) and a small number of troopers compared to many states, has placed first in the Weakest Tr href=”http://digg.com/submit”>Digg

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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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