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Todd Dills

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.

Professional at work: Jon and Miriam Brown’s freight haulerImage Gallery

| July 20, 2013

The couple have been a team since they became "accidental truckers" in the year 2000 as a company team with CRST. Today, leased to Landstar Ranger, they've halved their yearly miles while boosting their take-home.

Obamacare insurance exchange premiums in N.Y., elsewhere

| July 18, 2013

New York State's release of monthly premium rate information in its 2014 health insurance exchange showed a reduction for many versus current individually purchase health plans.

Walcott: ‘High Gear Photography’ with Kenny HubkaImage Gallery

| July 17, 2013

Hubka and his wife's photo work grew out of what he calls a "passion" for both the art of picture taking and, well, trucking.

Priceline pricing model comes to LTL loading

| July 15, 2013

OneMorePallet.com is the latest business entity to attempt to apply the Priceline pricing model to some aspect of the trucking business -- in this case it's partial loads for half-empty LTLs.

VIDEO: A tour through Mike Manuel’s 1984 ‘Custombilt 359′

| July 13, 2013

Manuel's combo -- with a 2003 Benson flatbed -- showed at the 2013 Fitzgerald Truck Show and Overdrive's Pride & Polish in Crossville, Tenn.

California domestic workers and truck drivers; $1,500 for a few words

| July 11, 2013

Domestic workers making state-by-state inroads on their own FLSA exemption (similar to company drivers') from the possibility of overtime pay -- meanwhile, a friendly, familiar, potentially lucrative contest.

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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