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Todd Dills

A coffee for St. Christopher

| October 04, 2010

What says trucking more than a good cup of coffee? Though I haven't done much coffee-related reporting since the March 2008 Truckers News story probing haulers' coffee preferences, I suspect that with the turmoil we've ...

A driver so good the shipper gave him his own desk

| October 01, 2010

Talk about burying the lead: The Osakis Review, a paper published from Osakis, Minn., ran a great profile of resident Larry Herzog (pictured, by Greta Petrich), who runs beef destined for McDonald's customers' stomachs for ...

Say ____ to electronic logs

| September 30, 2010

Outside of leased owner-operators reacting to strong encouragement, for lack of a better phrase, from their lessor fleets, I've yet to actually speak to an owner-operator who's voluntarily adopted an electronic logging platform that conforms ...

Still ‘dressed for success’ — Henry Albert’s opening salvo at GATS PIB

| September 29, 2010

Overdrive 2007 Trucker of the Year, independent owner-operator Henry Albert (pictured, right, with our current Trucker of the Year, Mike Crawford), delivered an opening salvo at Overdrive’s Partners in Business seminar Friday, Aug. 27, at ...

Dangerous roads — for animals — cataloged in California, Maine

| September 29, 2010

The last time Truckers News addressed the subject of dangerous roads, you might forgive us for having focused on the obvious, the treacherous mountain passes, cold and snowy winter roads and congested urban centers that ...

Having the cake and rolling it too

| September 27, 2010

You may remember our reporting on the "Biggest tractor-trailer cake in the world" on the occasion of Iowa 80 Truckstop's Walcott Truckers Jamboree's big anniversary more than a year ago now -- the confection, an ...

One week left in Sept. Truckers News photo contest

| September 23, 2010

The contest asks for pictures of "Truckstop scenes," such as this night shot I took in the early a.m. Wednesday, at a Georgia Pilot on the way back from Atlanta with Western Express driver Derek ...

Former Arrow Trucking driver advocate Donna Creekmore needs your help

| September 21, 2010

At the collapse of her employer, Arrow Trucking, just days prior to Christmas in 2009, she was there when stranded drivers the nation over needed her help getting home -- Arrow driver advocate "Momma" Donna ...

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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