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Todd Dills

Shout-outs from Dallas, Nashville, via studios mobile and not soImage Gallery

| August 22, 2013

2 p.m. Friday at GATS 2013, choices abound close to home -- and more from the show and Tony Justice's vocal session in Nashville earlier in the week...

Hope for the next generation

| August 20, 2013

Connecticut-based owner-operator Joe Bielucki's story of taking his niece out on a run with him gives him hope for the future.

Trucker Tools in the gray lady; Channel 19 getting quieter?

| August 19, 2013

The decline of the CB via the profusion of trucking smartphone apps and the phones themselves gets treatment in the NY Times, and readers weight in on why Channel 19 gotten quieter lately...

‘Killer Truckers’ TV special on re-air

| August 17, 2013

On bright spot in the special about the FBI's Highway Serial Killings Initiative is that it delved farther into on-highway crime -- that against truckers, and trucking advocates' efforts to tamp down human trafficking.

CSA: DataQ opportunity with lights, generic speeding violations

| August 15, 2013

The most common lighting-related violation -- top 20 states for "Inoperative required lamp" prevalence ranked here -- may be basis for a DataQ challenge if the light is not required by regulation.

Have you seen the black dog? (And Tony Justice in the studio: pics)Image Gallery

| August 13, 2013

A look behind the scenes of a recording session with Tony Justice at Ocean Way in Nashville -- and Michael Massaia's photography series "Seeing the Black Dog" documents long-haul trucks at rest areas for the night.

Final frontiers: Trucking to the moon

| August 10, 2013

This infographic from the Florida Institute of Technology shows the potential future of raw materials hauling -- from mines on the moon and asteroids...

Real unemployment rate: 14%

| August 08, 2013

Rebuttals to the monthly jobs numbers published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. His 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.

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