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Todd Dills

VIDEO: Jetset Getset’s ‘Mile a Minute’ behind 75th-anniversary Pete

| April 07, 2014

Teen country-pop outfit Jetset Getset performed its trucking-themed track in the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day parade on a flatbed behind the truck March 31.

Get your load on: The DIY tow

| April 05, 2014

One man, one load, two trucks in Charles Rhodes' DIY tow -- one of those "gettin' 'er done" moments on the highway.

Former trucker’s new novel chronicles young driver’s failure

| April 03, 2014

By writer Dave Newman -- who spent a couple years OTR some time ago -- "Two Small Birds" tells the story of Dan Charles, a would-be poet and Walt Whitman devotee on a crash course with OTR trucking.

My new ride!

| April 01, 2014

In which Todd takes a part-time driving job in a Hummer stretch limo, and asks a question: "Have I made a huge mistake?" Be sure to include the hashtag #truckingaprilfoolsday with your answer. (RELATED: Great Lakes flee Midwest to warmer climes after Polar Vortex...)

Transparent ‘new deal’ for independents using brokers?

| March 31, 2014

How might more rate transparency in broker/owner-operator negotiations help drivers all throughout the industry? DOTAuthority.com/AIPBA's James Lamb believes quite a lot...

VIDEO: Tony Justice performs ‘Simple Man,’ ‘Trick My Truck’

| March 28, 2014

Always great to run into Tony Justice -- the singer-songwriter and East-Tennessee-based Everhart Transportation driver performed Friday, March 28, for attendees of the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Roadside inspections, ELDs, treadle-valve corrosion discussed at MATS seminar

| March 27, 2014

Topics debated at the FMCSA's "roadside inspection" session at the Mid-America Trucking Show...

VIDEO: ChampTruck No. 1, race series making progressImage Gallery

| March 27, 2014

At MATS, Mike Ryan is showing a 2006 Freightliner Columbia he and team put together over six weeks preceding to show potential new "Champs," drivers in the series, how they can affordably get into a race truck.

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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