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Todd Dills

Tony ‘the truck stop tiger’ — calls from the driver community to uncage him

| December 06, 2010

Nearly two years have passed since I first wrote about efforts by animal-rights activists (post from January 2009 originally on old Channel 19 blog home on Blogger.com) to require Gross Tete, La., Tiger Truck Stop owner ...

Over the canyon rim — a grand, prize-winning truck driver’s photo — and more

| December 03, 2010

This stunning view off the U.S. 89 bridge over the Colorado River near Page, Ariz., was shot by Gordon Trucking company driver Ron Nikirk, based in Oakland, Ore. Gordon becomes our fifth winner since we ...

Rotella SuperRigs calendar now available…

| December 02, 2010

On the cover of the annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar this year is the custom 2007 Kenworth W900L of Myerstown, Pa.-based Scott Diller. Featured also on the December 2011 page in the calendar, Diller's clearly ...

Retired long-haulers make folk-art metalwork strides

| December 01, 2010

Long Neck, Del.-based Judy and Lou Hagen, according to the latest in the Delaware Cape Gazette's "Saltwater Portraits" series of profiles of community residents, came to their current metalwork artistry while running long-haul through Georgia ...

Street-sign replacement program put on hold for 45-day comment period

| November 30, 2010

Federally mandated changes to the design of local/state governments' corner road signs -- requiring mixed capital/lower-case type treatment with more reflective lettering, in effect a complete overhaul of existing signs the nation over by 2018 ...

Combating cargo theft: An interview with Schneider security director Walt Fountain

| November 26, 2010

When I visited Schneider National’s Green Bay, Wis., headquarters in June for the carrier’s 75th-anniversary celebration, I got an up-close look at one of many efforts the company’s put in place over the years to ...

Lisa Kelly to make appearance at bowl game Dec. 18

| November 25, 2010

Whether you're getting opportunity to spend some relaxing time today with family around a dinner table, with friends at a football game, or you're out on the road, here's wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from ...

Save $10 on CSA 2010

| November 24, 2010

How to request your Pre-Employment Screening Program data from FMCSA without paying the PSP contractor. Visit http://fmcsa.dot.gov/foia Make your request in writing and include your name, address, and a ...

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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