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Todd Dills

One day later

| January 21, 2009

It’s official, folks. Though most truck drivers, according to our polls taken just prior to the election, didn’t expect to vote for Barack Obama, he’s taken the reins of the government. However, if like that of many of your fellow citizens your mood is upbeat a day after the inauguration, we thought you might get a kick out of this hat, which originated during the campaign, available at the tem/dont-blame-me-i-voted-for-mccain-bumper-sticker-s/306984975″>anti-Obama stuff left, too.)

Or just press on down the road, as most of us will do. Like both an independent owner-operator and company driver for a large company told me yesterday — the freight situation is tough, but, hey, “>we’re all in this together now.” 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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