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Todd Dills

‘Recognition from the DOT': uShip’s viral parody of ‘Social Network’ movie trailer

| January 07, 2011

Perhaps you've seen it. The Social Network film about Facebook's founding told the story of company cofounder Mark Zuckerberg's success "taking the entire social experience of college and putting it online." The film's trailer, which ...

‘American Trucker’ premieres on SPEED channel Feb. 24 — with a familiar face

| January 06, 2011

Imagine my surprise when, upon clicking over to a YouTube preview of SPEED's upcoming "American Trucker" series, I came upon a familiar face within the first several seconds. That face was Sparta, Wis.-based Paul Sagehorn ...

Hats off for heroes at Fort Sam Houston. . .

| January 05, 2011

My Truckers News Exit Only column this month details the long efforts of Marten Transport driver Candy Bass to grow a program she designed several years ago to send a positive message to wounded veterans ...

Skydiving to the ark: A Channel 19 2010 ‘Year in Review’

| December 31, 2010

It's been a banner year for dramatic, contentious, weird and/or humorous trucking news here on the Channel 19 blog. I can't possibly predict how 2010 will be remembered years down the line, but read through ...

Truck Centers Inc.: ‘We have a winner’

| December 30, 2010

Remember the "12 Days of Truck Centers Christmas" sweepstakes I posted on back in late November? Well folks, we have a winner, the Illinois-headquartered dealer network reports. Or "winners," I should say, as the grand ...

New trucking thriller from former tank-hauler manager

| December 29, 2010

Set in Charleston, W.Va.'s "Chemical Valley" just after deregulation of the trucking industry, former Quality Carriers and Mason & Dixon lines (among others) rep Rowland Henry Judge's Acid Stained Steel is a murder-mystery thriller of ...

Driver hours changes: Bummer of a proposal?

| December 28, 2010

Expectation among many haulers leading into FMCSA's Dec. 23 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to change drivers' hours of service regulations was that at least some larger degree of sleeper berth flexibility would be reintroduced in ...

Former long-hauler makes N.Y.C. Met opera debut

| December 27, 2010

Carl Tanner (pictured) worked as a long-haul driver before making moves toward pursuing a career in what New York Times writer David Belcher painted as his calling in a piece published in the Times yesterday, ...

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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