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Todd Dills

Rolling out to Dallas ‘Too Hot to Trot’ 5K

| August 27, 2010

Well, folks, I finished -- no surprise to regular readers, I'd guess, since you've seen a little proof I can do some long-distance running. Get over a couple miles, though, for me, and it hurts. Add to ...

Put your CD player in ‘Overdrive’ — hauler Joe Lee Smith reissues record

| August 26, 2010

Sitting outside Overdrive sister mag CCJ's Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas yesterday and typing away on a story, one of the presenters, with whom I've talked in years past, walked by and nodded my way with ...

In defense of food transport

| August 24, 2010

Tip of the hat to Marathon Trucker Jeff Clark for this one (and, readers, if you'll be at the Great American Trucking Show, beginning this coming Thursday, join Clark and I and Jazzy Jordan, among ...

Tune in tonight!

| August 23, 2010

It's going on a year since I chatted with Daniel Audet of Truckstar Radio for my Truckers News "Exit Only" piece about TruckStar Radio, his online radio show. Audet, formerly a hotshot boat hauler and ...

Wiper blades with a cause

| August 20, 2010

The folks behind the AutoTex Pink wiper blades tell me the blades are sized to fit 85 percent of heavy-duty trucks on the road, as well as all manner of autos -- but that's not ...

Honeybees get revenge on bear

| August 19, 2010

North Carolina Wake County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Jenkins had to sit in his cruiser for upwards of 15 hours yesterday after a truck driver under a load of honeybees had been disabled west of Raleigh. ...

Ice roads to Dallas; truck lot entertainment schedule for GATS

| August 18, 2010

Next week, it's safe to say that all roads in the North American trucking world lead to Dallas, even the Canadian ice roads -- or at least those typically run by Yellowknife, Canada's Alex Debogorski, ...

WNBA star and her mother, a former trucker, recognized by industry organization

| August 17, 2010

Did you know that the most decorated player in the WNBA (and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner besides), former L.A. Sparks star Lisa Leslie, grew up the daughter of a career truck driver? I ...

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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