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Todd Dills

Podcast: STAA driver-whistleblower protections explainedPodcast

| May 15, 2014

With the proposed anti-driver-coercion rule from the FMCSA now in a public comment period, the added legal protections it would bring for those blowing the whistle on unscrupulous motor carriers brought to mind the sometimes overlooked protections that already exist in the STAA.

More trucking tunes — and a cheeseburger

| May 13, 2014

Catch Bill Weaver's "Ode to a Peterbilt" in video, likewise the 'Monkey Gouger' cheeseburger, named for owner-operator Jimmy Ardis, at the Manning, S.C., TA location.

Rod Hannifey’s Australian ‘Industry Vehicle’

| May 12, 2014

Australian owner-operator Rod Hannifey and his Kenworth K200 cabover and double curtainside flats run the roads down under hauling freight and promoting share-the-road-type initiatives as well as driver-advocacy over parking and other issues there.

ELDs: Privacy, competition, adoption

| May 10, 2014

While the expectation of privacy and freedom of business choice are two different things, both tend to dominate ELD concerns... More voices on the mandate.

Reader: ‘I see trucking improving’…

| May 08, 2014

That only tells a part of the story. In reader Jim Stewart's eyes, the regulatory drag on the trucking business is finally registering with customers where it counts: rates. What do you think?

Toll road to the CSA SMS…

| May 06, 2014

Deep in the weeds of the CSA program, a reporter takes a toll road to a clean inspection...

Reports say Senate version of a highway bill next in line

| May 03, 2014

What exactly could be in it is anybody's guess, but if it at all resembles what the Obama administration put out early this week, here's hoping it walks back from expansive tolling provisions...

CSA: The difference (or lack thereof) a year makes

| May 01, 2014

Report from the CSA Subcommittee to the MCSAC shows a somewhat different overall tune from the year prior as FMCSA retrenches in its commitment to the CSA program.

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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