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Todd Dills

Owner-operator channels spirit of the season, pays it forward

| December 11, 2009

Bob Ruckman of Charleston, S.C., will donate his truck and time to further an Ellicott City, Md., woman's goal of providing holiday assistance to needy families. As reported in the Howard County Times here, Andrea ...

Elvis has left the trailer…

| December 10, 2009

The Courthouse News Service reported earlier this week that an apparent dispute between two moving companies has led to the disappearance of a California woman's collection of valuable Elvis memorabilia from the trailer her valuables ...

The future of the inner-city courier business…

| December 08, 2009

Need a workout to help accomplish that pesky New Year's Resolution peeking over the horizon? Yesterday, NPR's Morning Edition ran this story about the growth of interest in cargo bikes like the Bullitt S7 ...

Wedding air horns are sounding…

| December 07, 2009

From the website of the British Evening Star daily come the pictures here, of Robert White (in the first one) and his bride Kathleen and her father, Bernard Martin -- and, of course, the on-highway ...

Correcting the record on DWT

| December 04, 2009

That's "driving while texting," of course, the latest and greatest among local and national media fouls when it comes to trucking. Fortunately, yesterday South Dakota Trucking Association President Myron L. Rau took the time to ...

Reckoning a ‘tsunami of freight’ as a very bad thing

| December 03, 2009

I don't intend to do so, fyi, just passing on a bit of eye-opening reporting that recently appeared at the website of the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper. Even as freight volumes around the country are at ...

Is there a ‘war on trucking’ afoot?

| December 02, 2009

Such was the question Michael Regan, board member of the National Industrial Transportation League (NIT is primarily a shippers' group), aimed to answer in his piece in Logistics Management magazine. There, he detailed a recent ...

‘Going Wrong’? — what Sarah Palin’s autobiography has to do with you

| November 30, 2009

Not much, really, unless you happen to be reading it and enjoying its critique of media lassitude and political bias, with the exception of a mention of VHF radios and conversations with truckers held from ...

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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