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Todd Dills

Best Christmas song ever?

| November 12, 2013

The potentials are many, from "I'll be home for Christmas" to "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch" -- tell us yours toward building a top 10 list to put up for a vote this season. . .

A bone to the industry from an agency in the doghouse

| November 11, 2013

Boosting the low-use mileage exemption just won't be enough for some operators with CARB-noncompliant engines. For others, it doesn't change their thoughts on the agency's emissions regs.

Inside small-fleet advocacy at NASTC annual meeting

| November 09, 2013

Rounding up highlights from the NASTC annual meeting: CARB politics, enforcement; speed limiter rule with retrofit requirement expected in 2014, "conditional" rating the new "unsatisfactory"...

Roundup: River States in Wis. hosting show, hanging a fuel-mileage shingle, new vid series…

| November 07, 2013

Overdrive's Pride & Polish heads to Wisconsin in 2014, with River States Customz in La Crosse hosting.

Anne Ferro on a haul — finally

| November 05, 2013

Riding along with owner-operator Leo Wilkins yields new insights for FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

Horror or not: Growing consumer interest in driverless cars

| November 04, 2013

Does growing interest show potential for four-wheeler safety improvement -- or the opposite?...

Crowdfunding handbags made from recycled tires

| November 02, 2013

The "Necessary Recycling" start-up makes various bags from recycled tractor-tire inner tubes -- they're conducting a Kickstarter.com funding campaign to reclaim 30 more tons' worth of tubes.

Scenes from “Highway Angel” truck stop tour finale in NashvilleImage Gallery

| October 31, 2013

Video, pictures and more from the event, including the performance of Erin Flanigan, daughter in a long line of generations of owner-operators and drivers associated with Cincinnati-based Flanigan small fleet.

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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