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Todd Dills

Time to think about Christmas

| November 27, 2008

On this Turkey Day, you might want to think ahead to the next big holiday dinner and look for ways to minimize the gut-breadth bump — or, if you’re partial to LEDs, to Dec. 6, date of the upcoming Ukiah Truckers Light Parade, when local and regional owner-operators, the local fire department, various motorcycle clubs and others light up and ride through town. Ukiah’s off U.S. 101 between San Francisco and Eureka in northern California. The parade’s a long-running tradition. A video of highlights from the 2002 event is available on YouTube here, and information for participants can be found at the parade’s home site.

And Happy Thanksgiving from the folks at Overdrive. 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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