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Todd Dills

Congestion diary: And you thought we had it bad. . .

| September 13, 2010

Next time you're sighing or beating your steering wheel over some mammoth traffic jam on your way into Atlanta, Chicago, L.A. or other American city, consider this: Two successive 60-plus-mile traffic jams, some lasting more ...

‘Never forget’: 9/11 remembered by owner-operator Dick McCorkle

| September 10, 2010

Perkins Specialized leased owner-operator Dick McCorkle (pictured) was there, or at least within a few miles of there, when jet airliners were flown into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center complex ...

Speeding ticket insurance?

| September 09, 2010

A new service offers "Prepaid Traffic Tickets," investments as a sort of hedge against the likelihood of getting a speeding or other ticket in a specific amount of time in the future -- all while ...

APU rebates, Leslie train horns for East Tennessee’s Sams TruckingImage Gallery

| September 08, 2010

Check out my story in the September Overdrive magazine on various financial incentives -- rebates, grants, various low-interest loan programs -- state governments are making available to owner-operators and carriers to encourage the purchase of ...

Massachusetts soda delivery driver bags $50,000

| September 07, 2010

His name is Scott Matthews, and in case you missed the original television airing Sept. 1, you can check him out competing with a game partner in Atlanta Falcons cheerleader and Georgia state senate deputy ...

Driver ‘health movement’ hitting stride

| September 03, 2010

On the blog of the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a shout-out was posted yesterday to the Heathy Trucking Association of America and the Trucking Solutions Group 61+ Driver Health Advisory Committee's health walk at GATS ...

Stand-up treadmill desk begs question…; cargo theft connection to Jason’s Law?

| September 02, 2010

In the P.R. copy blasted out with announcements about the new TrekDesk Treadmill Desk, the company talks about the dangers of the "sedentary lifestyle," noting studies of various characters that have probed "rising obesity rates ...

Getting bolder with her shoulder

| August 31, 2010

Three years ago, when Ellen Voie (pictured) launched the Women in Trucking organization, she boasted that she'd be so happy when membership levels reached 1,000 that she'd get the org's logo tattooed on her body. ...

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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