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Todd Dills

Truckstop gourmet

| September 11, 2008

It's not often a truckstop is singled out for exceptional cuisine. Overdrive Managing Editor Lucinda Coulter alerts us to the spot about Johnson's Corner in Loveland, Colo., on American Public Media's Splendid Table program. Program ...

No foolin’

| September 10, 2008

Public radio program Marketplace, in a Monday spot about this summer's boost in public transit ridership, dropped this nugget in the segment's lead: ">Last time oil prices were this low it was April Fool's Day." ...

The more-than-hungry among us

| September 09, 2008

Talk about some hot pie: The Associated Press reported Sunday on the arrest of a truck driver, Anthony Herbert Lee, of Hammond, Ind., not far from his home after Lee reportedly ran into mechanical trouble ...

UPS van driver reaches million mark

| September 08, 2008

Congratulations to UPS veteran Brent Boyd, who, according to the Associated Press, "surpassed one million miles on his UPS delivery van," the same 1987 GMC he's driven for 22 years in East Texas. Boyd told ...

Biden on the boards / Teamster at the DNC

| September 05, 2008

Joe Biden's remarks over the years have included references to the truck driver who was driving the tractor-trailer that collided with his wife's car in the early 1970s, killing her and Biden's daughter and injuring ...

Have you seen this sasquatch suit?

| September 04, 2008

According to a recent poll that probed truckers’ experience of the supernatural, 5 percent of drivers reported having at one time or other seen a “Bigfoot” out on the road. In July, Clayton County, ...

Google targeting truck customizers?

| September 03, 2008

Attendees of and participants in Overdrive's Pride amp; Polish truck beauty competitions -- or readers of our new Custom Rigs magazine -- might have raised an eyebrow or at least ground a gear or two ...

Snowman, R.I.P.

| September 02, 2008

It's a sad day. From the wires...: The Snowman has passed.pAccording to AP writer John Gerome: NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jerry Reed, a singer who appeared in the 'Smokey and the Bandit' movies, has died of ...

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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