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Todd Dills

VIDEO: Jon and Miriam Brown and their Volvo home away from homeImage Gallery

| August 09, 2014

Landstar-leased Jon and Miriam Brown's team operation and 2012 Volvo VNL300 converted by Showhauler Motorhome Conversions the first featured business in Volvo's new "Welcome to my cab" vid series.

Missouri voters speak: Sales tax not the place for raising highway monies

| August 07, 2014

Voters in Missouri say no to sales tax increase of .75 cents on the dollar to fund transportation -- and prohibit tolls and fuel tax increases.

Reader to truck stops: Better optimize, expand parking space; And an eats tip in AL

| August 06, 2014

"There's nothing worse than after a long hard day's driving to pull into a truck stop and find full spaces taken up with just a tractor or an RV." --Rick Fine, Pueblo, Colo.

I-495 Christina River bridge reopens to traffic — partially

| August 04, 2014

Video, pictures and more from the southbound span of the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Delaware, which reopened to traffic on Thursday last week a month ahead of schedule. NB remains closed.

VIDEO, photos: Robb Mariani’s custom ‘white whale,’ take twoImage Gallery

| August 02, 2014

A walk-and-talk around the former American Trucker host's custom creation, the "Low Patrol" 1974 Ford he's owned since 2003, newly customized.

Missouri ballot would tackle tolls; ‘No polish required’

| July 31, 2014

Aug. 5 ballot measure, with enough yes votes, would essentially raise the state sales tax by three-quarters of 1 percent and devote those new collected funds exclusively to fund transportation infrastructure -- and expressly prohibit tolling.

VIDEO: Motorcycle stunt action at Pride & Polish

| July 29, 2014

Jesse Toler and a fellow rider wowed crowds at the Overdrive's Pride & Polish event in Crossville, Tenn., on June 18, 2014.

Derek Smith’s ‘Project Triple Threat’ 333-inch 379 stretchImage Gallery

| July 28, 2014

DMS Transport small fleet owner Derek Smith decides against a new glider or truck upgrade in favor of a customization of his 2005 Peterbilt 379 for regional/local grain hauls.

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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