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Todd Dills

VIDEOS, PICS: Western Stars at N.Y. truck pullImage Gallery

| August 03, 2013

Ralph Dineen Jr. and son came out on top of the competitive truck pull at the Broome County Fair in Whitney Point, N.Y. Vids and a gallery of photos of their run here.

More off/on-duty discussion

| August 01, 2013

Debate continues over loading/unloading situations and what exactly consitutes "off-duty" time under the new hours rule.

Plum phone deal for Verizon customers

| July 30, 2013

The Droid Razr M is currently being offered by Verizon in a free-with-two-year-contract deal -- I took advantage recently, and can attest the device has been a good one, at least thus far.

Losing the golden triangle: More proof shippers (mis)use CSA

| July 29, 2013

A small fleet owner on CSA: "We lost our triangle, and it is incredible how much difference it has made. Many of our old customers ... called as soon as we lost the triangle."

VIDEO: Rolling out with the Great Lakes Convoy for women’s cancers

| July 27, 2013

Watch the convoy -- founded by two proud women, one an owner-operator, in the expediting segment -- roll out in this vid. Bonus: Nick and Jenny Marcu's tribute to cancer fighters.

One serious Series 60 in action at truck pull in N.Y.

| July 25, 2013

A look under the hood of owner-operator Erich Owens' 2001 Western Star powered by a 12.7-L Detroit capable of pushing 2,000 horsepower at a truck pull, then moving back to freight hauling serving the mushroom industry.

Looking for flexibility in the hours revision’s on-duty definitions change

| July 23, 2013

Observers and readers note the gray area in the change, where logging extended downtime waiting at shippers/receivers off-duty could be more easily interpreted as legal under news rules and off-duty regs guidance.

Monday roundup: Big wheels roll, fast-pitch advocacy

| July 22, 2013

A new trucking tune from driver/songwriter Paul Hutchins, and Women in Trucking founder Ellen Voie is playing the trucking advocacy game back in a mainstream sports venue, the Cleveland Indians' stadium.

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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