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Todd Dills

Two new books for the kids

| February 10, 2015

One from close to home -- children's book "Papa Doug Hauls Strawberries and Smiles" from the TN Trucking Foundation -- and former driver Susan Burton's "My Auntie Susan Drives a Big Truck."

Monday roundup: Driverless cars, discount ‘adult’ toys

| February 09, 2015

Data on self-driving car laws mapped by Stanford research project; and -- File in 'weird': Sex toy discounts -- via reefer trailer.

‘Hold the line’ — former ‘black hawk down’ Army ranger’s message of endurance, persistencePodcast

| February 07, 2015

Podcast: Thomas spoke, telling the story of his Somalia experience, and performed the song this past Thursday to open the Conversion Interactive / TCA recruiting, retention conference.

In the huddle with football, fleet stats

| February 05, 2015

GPS tracking/analytics software provider Fleetmatics' "Huddle Up" infographic riffs on answer to this question: "If fleets were football teams, how would they fare?"

Strong voices on parking

| February 03, 2015

Conversations on the situation continue in the wake of mainstream media attention to truckers' parking needs.

One bull hauler’s mid-1980s test

| February 02, 2015

The 1979 Kenworth W900 -- pictured above hooked to a 1976 Barrett cattle trailer -- is the truck Don Christner was running as a company driver in 1985 when the story below took place. Before that, ...

Saturday roundup: Say no to DWPT! and more

| January 31, 2015

That'd be, umm, "driving while pulling a tooth." Also: VIDEO -- high, wide, heavy (and cold), redux; and meet new OOIDA alternate board member Tilden Curl.

Convoy honors Ohio owner-operator Dave Trout

| January 29, 2015

A terminal cancer diagnosis last year stopped owner-operator Dave Trout's career in its tracks. This weekend, more than 100 truckers showed him the trucking legend he is in their Ohio community.

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 OverdriveOnline.com. 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 tdills@randallreilly.com or via phone at 205-907-2481.

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