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Todd Dills

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 ...

Former trucker walloped by ‘double rainbow’

| July 15, 2010

It was probably only a matter of time before a driver produced one of those viral videos that tickles the funny bones of million of users worldwide -- Paul Vasquez, described as a "former trucker" ...

SuperShowRigs.com documents truck show stars — the rigs

| July 13, 2010

If you missed it, get over to Overdrive sister magazine Custom Rigs' website for John Riccio's story about the recent Transport for Christ Truck Rally at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center in Lebanon, Pa., which ...

‘No Parking’ — another day in the trucking headlines

| July 12, 2010

As the folks with AsktheTrucker.com report a soon-to-be-released musical paean to the truck parking legislation known as Jason's Law, there are at least two new blows to truck parking availability worldwide: The first comes from Arnold, ...

‘There Is a Cure’ — new song written for breast-cancer-awareness convoy

| July 09, 2010

It's coming up Oct. 16, 2010, following the success of last year's inaugural U.S. event in Texas. At the TravelCenters of America location in Terrell, Texas, on I-20 at exit 503, the Convoy for a ...

Walcott Truckers Jamboree — starting now…

| July 08, 2010

As I write this, driver attendees and others have no doubt begun to file into the big show, the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, at the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa. After noting this pic from ...

Dentistry: latest in driving distractions

| July 07, 2010

It's been texting for a couple years now, after it was CBs and Qualcomm units and cell phones, and now DOT is reportedly eyeing other in-cab distractions for potential regulation beginning later this year. Then ...

Another familiar name on the 2010 NTPA tractor-pull circuit

| July 06, 2010

Mobil Delvac isn't the only top diesel oil name you'll see on the tractor-pull circuit this season. Since I blogged about Delvac's involvement as sponsor of the big Tomah, Wis., tractor pull in June, I've taken note of another ...

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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