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Todd Dills

10,000th student for B.R.A.K.E.S.; Keeping up a classic 359Image Gallery

| December 21, 2013

10,000 more teen drivers now have been trained on safety around big trucks. Also: Photos of one classic workhorse of a 359.

Split sleeper wishful thinking, redux

| December 19, 2013

Is there hope for a good outcome of FMCSA's apparent focus on split sleep? Utilize 530-408-6423 to leave a message to contribute to a future podcast on the split-sleep subject.

Last haul from the Texas pea harvest: Unloading with Cody BlankenshipImage Gallery

| December 17, 2013

Photos and reporting from a Bells, Tenn., unload with Cody Blankenship, who sees parking availability as the biggest issue going, despite Jason's Law. Hours, e-logs compound the problem...

VIDEO: Scenes from Wreaths Across America in NashvilleImage Gallery

| December 16, 2013

Wreaths were laid in a section of the cemetery devoted to Civil War-era soldiers. Catch a video of the ceremony, as well as several still photos from the day, here.

VIDEO: Dashcam documents four-wheeler bad behavior

| December 14, 2013

Libby Clayton sent along a harrowing dashcam vid showing one of the more egregious instances of aggressive driving by one of our four-wheeled friends that she's seen recently.

A final run for Dolphy Dickerson, and an introduction: South TX Truckers for KidsImage Gallery

| December 12, 2013

Rest in peace Dolphy Dickerson, career hauler from W.Va. who lost a battle with cancer Dec. 6. Also: South Texas Truckers pulls Toys for Tots drive in Mission, Texas.

Bulk fleet profile in pictures: Apex Logistics

| December 09, 2013

A run through the basics of the California-based Apex Logistics fleet, partially in pictures.

Throwing tomatoes at fuel-tax-hike bill

| December 07, 2013

Any fuel-tax hike must come with "iron clad' provisions on misuse of funds for purposes other than highways, readers note -- meantime, the recent tax-hike bill's chances of passing?....

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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