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Todd Dills

Blogging from the cab

| October 09, 2008

The Cascadia, Freightliner’s newest on-highway tractor model (pictured), is getting the reality-show treatment with the company’s new Slice of Life campaign. Follow the link for blog posts from three owner-operators given the opportunity to spend a year in a new Cascadia, outfitted with Detroit’s new DD15 engine, the operators’ only down payment a pledge to write about their experiences in the Slice of Life blogs. One of the truckers, Henry Albert of the Charlotte, N.C., area, was Overdrive’s 2007 Trucker of the Year, and we know it on personal authority that the former racecar driver is one of the smartest operators out there. Keep an eye on his posts for true wisdom from the road. For more about the individual truckers participating in the campaign, check out a detailed news piece on it at strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.

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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 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 or via phone at 205-907-2481.


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