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Todd Dills

Just another day in the cab

| November 27, 2007

Next time you’re moved to complain about the hardships of being a truck driver, think about the lot (pardon the pun) of the guy who impounds and repossesses cars for a living. AOL Autos talked (anonymously) to one such guy for this article. Once “>Dan” ran afoul of some guys who didn’t want their cars towed

“I was trying to tell everyone to not worry about it and go home, but when I wasn’t looking I got a baseball bat to my face. … At first I was in a little bit of a shock because my teeth were busted out, but then I think the adrenaline kind of kicked in and they obviously realized they had made a mistake and ran into an apartment.” Dan then pinned their car in with his tow truck so they couldn’t leave and waited for the police to show up. 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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