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Todd Dills

Local news

| March 24, 2009

Draeger Oil Co. fuel hauler Bob Stickney of Antigo, Wis., was featured in the “Day in the Life” series of reports on local WSAW news channel 7. Right with him throughout the story, in which reporter Liz Hayes got the opportunity to ride along in his daycab, was his dog Willow, a bernice mountain dog puppy. “Pretty much sleeps all day,” Stickney told Hayes, “but it’s pretty neat to have someone to glance at once in awhile and someone to….it might sound kind of funny, but someone to talk to.”

Talking to dogs, funny? No way. . . .

There is a moment in the video clip, viewable here, though, where it looks like Willow’s driving the truck herself. And that, indeed, is funny.

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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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