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Todd Dills

‘No Zone’ redux

| July 28, 2010

A look at one of the "No Zone" safe-driving advocacy trailers.

Con-way Truckload driver pens ‘Semi Aware’ book for teen drivers

| July 27, 2010

But it's not just for teens, Toby Bogard says. The Crossville, Tenn., resident and seven-year Con-way Truckload company driver hopes all drivers can get something out of the Semi Aware book.

‘Nice mouse, driver’

| July 26, 2010

The folks at Avant Garde Gifts, LLC, offer the MotorMouse, a computer mouse of wireless design and in varying colors -- and that looks like a sports car, as you can see (that the Porsche 911 ...

From homeschooled in the cab to Harvard Law

| July 23, 2010

Kerry Anderson may someday be the President of the United States. She's got the educational pedigree, at least, having graduated from Harvard and now contemplating law school -- what's interesting about all this is that according ...

Suvey says DOT’s happy, how ’bout you?

| July 22, 2010

We couldn't help but chuckle here at Overdrive HQ when we saw a particular press release blast from the U.S. Department of Transportation's halls a couple weeks back now. Its title, "Latest Survey Shows DOT ...

A Jazzy Jordan racecar design; more from the run

| July 21, 2010

Since Jasmine "Jazzy" Jordan completed her run across the United States to benefit the St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund, haulers around the nation have used the internet to send out mini-tributes to her ...

U.S. Army’s self-driving truck a long way from the action

| July 19, 2010

Check out the latest edition of the DTI, or Defense Technology International, journal, and you'll get an electronic whiff of the latest experiment in a self-driving truck -- this one from Lockheed Martin and steered ...

News flash: Owner-operator likes electronic logs

| July 16, 2010

Jeffersonville, Ind.-based owner-operator Perry Famularo says he "was one of those guys who said, 'If you make me go to electronic logs, I’m out of here.'" Leased to Dart Transit, though, he was presented with the opportunity a couple ...

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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