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Todd Dills

Flooding in Nashville, from basements to truckstops

| May 03, 2010

I spent a large part of the afternoon Sunday shop-vaccing close to 40 gal. worth of water from the basement of my East Nashville home, unplugging overwhelmed gutters and generally through it all trying to ...

Flatbedders, had enough of tarping? . . .

| April 30, 2010

You might recommend the folks at Fast Wrap to your shipper customers, who do the kind of work you see in the picture here, a wrap of a jet engine. They've got mobile crews in more ...

Models of efficiency: Introducing Fikes O/O Scott Grenerth

| April 29, 2010

Finley, Ohio-based owner-operator Scott Grenerth, 40, I met in Nashville the day I ran with Jazzy Jordan (she's nearing Statesville, N.C., now -- go go go!). He was in the area headed to a pickup and brought his ...

Tonight: CSA 2010 round robin, webinar on gaining authority

| April 28, 2010

A message yesterday from the folks with AsktheTrucker.com about their online radio show, Truth About Trucking, scheduled for 5 p.m. EST this afternoon, detailed the 40 questions the program hopes to answer about CSA 2010 ...

Animal magnetism, or lack thereof, on the road

| April 27, 2010

Sarah Nielson, writer of the "That's What She Said" entertainment/pop culture column at In Utah This Week claimed yesterday that she was, and I quote, a "Turn On for Truckers...", right there in the title of her ...

Captain Kirk, owner-operator

| April 26, 2010

The parallels between space travel and trucking have not gone unremarked-upon in recent times -- you might recall a blog post from a year and more ago I made about an online video game whose concept was cargo hauling in ...

Lester “Buckshot” Winfree rises from owner-operator to 2010 person of the year

| April 23, 2010

Lester "Buckshot" Winfree (pictured) has come a long way from his start in trucking in the 1960s. When he launched the Winfree Cattle & Rice company with two trucks late that decade, writes Record Newspapers reporter Robert Hankins ...

Flex time — ATA lays down support for sleeper berth/HOS flexibility in comments to feds

| April 22, 2010

The latest wrinkle in the ongoing debate over potential changes to trucking hours-of-service regulations, for which so many drivers have offered various proposals for injecting flexibility into the system, is the biggest trucking-company organization in ...

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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