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Todd Dills

Steve Allington: The ‘passionate’ kind of owner-operator

| September 15, 2014

Allington's passion extends through his owner-operator career to his work with the metal band Apnea.

Salutes: One young man’s tribute to his trucking family

| September 13, 2014

Aspiring photographer Jodan Loan offers up a great picture of the Three Sisters peaks in Alberta, complete with night truck-lights motion blur, as a sort of tribute to several members of his trucking family.

Report: Air horns for four-wheeler safety?

| September 11, 2014

More and more, drivers are taking the issue of four-wheeler distraction (chiefly by cellphones) into their own hands....

Truckload capacity white paper from DAT: Worth the read

| September 09, 2014

The new paper, "Truckload Capacity in 2014: What’s Causing the Capacity Crunch and What Can Shippers Do About It," though aimed at shippers, is an interesting read through a multifaceted set of circumstances that's led to today's favorable spot market conditions.

OOIDA’s new NCRME survey; Benefits of apnea treatment for one operator

| September 08, 2014

Independent owner-operator Joe Bielucki's sleep apnea story -- results following his preemptive strike of sorts relative to the condition two years ago.

Redefining side fairings with Bob and Linda CaffeeImage Gallery

| September 06, 2014

In which a flight is missed in favor (well, sort of) of a tour through a unique expediter with integrated custom sleeper and dynamic aero adds by Bolt Custom Trucks.

Big Iron event another chance for a look at a classicImage Gallery

| September 04, 2014

The Big Iron Classic in Kasson, Minn., Sept. 5-6 another chance to get a look at driver Kenny Hubka's classic 1977 International 4200 Transtar conventional.

Everybody’s favorite truck-enforcement outfit hauls in drunk park ranger

| September 03, 2014

Herein, a California State Parks ranger is called in drunk on the job, and the CHP comes to the rescue... With California's high percentage of clean inspections, could the CHP be your friend?

Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. His 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.

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