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Todd Dills

Entry level driver training podcast: The data problemPodcast

| February 27, 2015

What's dogged any training rule for the last 20 years? There's no particular evidence of a relationship between adequacy of training and drivers' safety on the road.

Auto-generate a CB handle

| February 26, 2015

What's your handle and how'd you get it? New ways abound: Check out CB World's online handle generator.

Strike! For .. lower freight rates?

| February 24, 2015

Errant headline from a Colombian driver strike. Also: More on fuel surcharges: 3 in 4 readers collecting/charging fuel surcharges per mile report a base mpg between 5 and 7.

VIDEO: Tom Logano’s antique Mack toting his son Joey’s first Legends car

| February 23, 2015

Following Joey Logano's big Daytona 500 win, take a run through Logano's father's 1964 Mack B61 in this Overdrive video, toting another antique and Joey Logano's first Legends car.

A little ‘music to truck by’

| February 21, 2015

A SoundCloud playlist here compiling music you've heard over the years here on Channel 19, among other tracks. For future playlists, send your recommendations ...

ChampTruck update with 88 MikePodcast

| February 19, 2015

Podcast: Mack of Nashville tech/ChampTruck race team driver/owner Mike Morgan with an update on progress as series appraoches in April.

Trucking — or not — with the twenty-somethings

| February 17, 2015

A twenty-something attempts a (well-considered, lengthy) answers to the question of why his generation seemingly isn't interested in truck driving, by and large.

Got ice? White stuff?

| February 16, 2015

Report from an ice storm: Icy conditions along I-40 across the nation's midsection will continue through this evening/tomorrow morning, among other weather updates. . .

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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