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Todd Dills

Just in time for Thanksgiving, two notable 2015 calendarsImage Gallery

| November 27, 2014

Detail of the 2015 Kenworth Trucks and Midwest Peterbilt group calendars, which have arrived just in time for the holiday onset.

Some readers show favor for the public visibility of CSA’s carrier scores

| November 25, 2014

And what about drivers' information? some readers ask as broad swathes of trucking industry representatives call for hiding carrier CSA scores.

Giving thanks with fellow drivers: Brian and Bettina Cameron of Cartersville, Ga.

| November 24, 2014

The word here on the team's Thanksgiving open house in Cartersville, Ga.: "We've done it the last five years and it is really a great time," says Bettina. "We've got to start remembering we are all a family on this highway.

Looking back: 1984, Anthony’s Convoy

| November 22, 2014

Remembering two-year-old Anthony Mascari, who passed away 30 years ago this week but not before a ride in the lead truck in a convoy on the I-270 loop around his home city of Columbus, Ohio.

Former drivers, raise hands high!Image Gallery

| November 20, 2014

Former owner-operator Bryan Lundberg's latest step on the path through the trucking world is as a broker. His last Kenworth, though, is no less special to him. Photos from back when here.

NASTC head David Owen’s sleep apnea storyPodcast

| November 18, 2014

NASTC president David Owen is firm in his belief in a professional driver's ability to manage fatigue. And while he clearly knows the benefit of apnea treatment in those who suffer from it, Owen cites a fundamental disagreement with those who believe untreated apnea is public highway safety danger No. 1.

Audio mailbag: CARB’s hardship exemption, e-logs and harassmentPodcast

| November 17, 2014

No. 2 in the mailbag series of podcasts airing views sees voices responding to recent news around the California Air Resources Board and FMCSA's report on e-logs and harassment.

Pay the drivers, already: Voices on the future of the industry

| November 15, 2014

A letter from Robert W. Walker Jr. of Ohio, commentary from owner-operator Tilden Curl. Curl believes removal of the self-insurance option for motor carriers is key to driver value and long-term health of the industry.

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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