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Todd Dills

Another drop in the ‘No Truck Parking’ bucket

| February 18, 2010

Fayetteville, N.C., Observer reporter Myron Pitts put out a clarion call in a recently published editorial for the North Carolina DOT to do the prudent thing to increase safety outside the Motiva Enterprises fuel terminal in the area ...

Baltimore columnist: ‘Can’t avoid jackknifing? Don’t be a truck driver’

| February 17, 2010

Michael Dresser, writing in the Baltimore Sun after the deluge of snow that blanketed the East Coast over the Super Bowl weekend, singled out several jackknifed rigs and their drivers in the Baltimore area as ...

Trucking industry self-policing, Montana-style

| February 16, 2010

How's this for taking matters into your own hands? After a few truck accidents on Montana highways 93 and 35 around Flathead Lake in the western section of the state, one of which spilled several thousand ...

Olympic downhill skiing, brought to you by dump trailer

| February 15, 2010

Ice road trucking it isn't, but I couldn't help but notice in opening television coverage of the Winter Olympics, ongoing around Vancouver, B.C., an exceptional shot of a tractor pulling a dump trailer loaded with nothing ...

Continental HSR rides well on uneven terrain in Super Bowl ad

| February 12, 2010

If you saw Budweiser's "Human Bridge" ad during the New Orleans Saints decisive defeat of the Indianapolis Colts to claim victory in last Sunday's Super Bowl contest, you may have missed one key piece of the ...

Owner-operator’s record hits Roots Music charts

| February 11, 2010

I'll bet Overdrive October 2009 Trucker of the Month Howard Salmon, an independent you may likewise remember from a couple posts (here and here) late last year about his part in the Convoy for a Cure ...

OO dispatcher takes on truck brokerage industry

| February 10, 2010

Straight into battle with a large piece of the trucking world goes Mr. Paul Todd, an Augusta, Ga.-based owner-operator dispatching service provider and the subject of my February Exit Only column "Surrounding the Middleman" in Truckers News (follow that ...

FMCSA finally listening to drivers?

| February 09, 2010

On the subject of the hours of service, my entire time covering the trucking industry has been to the ever-more-visible backdrop curtain of calls (to really mix metaphors) to introduce some sort of flexibility into the ...

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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