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Todd Dills

I-80 tolls in PA: Third time’s a charm?

| November 03, 2009

News surfaced last week that Pennsylvania had once again applied for federal approval to add tolls to I-80 within the state's borders under a pilot program for tolling existing interstates (as a means of road ...

Klos Custom Trucks photo book

| November 02, 2009

It makes a great coffetable book at "280 photos splashed across 112 glossy pages," says photographer Robbie "Dingo" Rose, whom we've written about in this hall previously (you'll remember this post about Dingo's YouTube resume ...

DGX acquires parts of C&H Freight

| October 30, 2009

Convoy for a Cure postmortem — a resounding success

| October 30, 2009

With $13,000 raised and more than 30 trucks and many good times, the Convoy for a Cure event, dedicated to breast cancer awareness and fund-raising, at Willie's Place last weekend can no doubt be called ...

Launch of

| October 27, 2009

Texas regional hauler Texomatic (,>) is fed up, he says. "I am sick and tired really of minimal, zero, exposure on the national, regional or industry stage for all of us drivers...who make videos ...

New iPhone app from trucking insurer

| October 26, 2009

Since the introduction of the iPhone Trucker app earlier this year, more trucking-related endeavors have entered the area where mobile communications technology and business intersect. The latest iPhone app is Trucker1, what developer 1st Guard ...

Draggin’ wagons — the music video

| October 22, 2009

Blast from the recent past, today.You might remember my post about trucker and frequent YouTube video-er Stephen Adams, aka TruckerSteve: In it, I remarked on TruckerSteve's sometime associate in YouTubing DriverGeoff, a hauler whose Twitter ...

Remembering bygone days

| October 21, 2009

Mike French, 25-year veteran of Dart Transit, recalled vivid memories and colleagues of days long gone in the October issue of Advantage Digest, the fleet’s newsletter for their owner-operator contractors.Contractors, as a good-natured work force, ...

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 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 or via phone at 205-907-2481.

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