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Todd Dills

VIDEO: ‘Top rookie’ Julie Matulle hits the road with H.O. Wolding, Wreaths Across AmericaImage Gallery

| December 07, 2014

In just her second year as a driver, this week Matulle gets the rare opportunity to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery as part of preparations for the Wreaths Across America main event.

Might your next truck inspector be wearing a body camera?

| December 06, 2014

Would body cameras be effective accountability/evidence tools for law enforcement? The President certainly seems to think so.

‘Ghost Fleet’ becomes reality in new comicImage Gallery

| December 04, 2014

The new "Ghost Fleet" comics series builds on the notion of such a fleet of "elite combat-trained truckers" hauling no-touch, no-look cargo. One of them "takes a forbidden peek at his payload" and "uncovers a conspiracy that will change his life forever!"

‘I-4 Ultimate’ project in Florida getting under way in new yearImage Gallery

| December 02, 2014

Also: Independent former hotshot/car hauler Joey Slaughter's step deck transition with an all-aluminum 53-foot Chaparral step.

Round-up: Black Out in a white-out, and a little photo-caption fun

| November 29, 2014

Charles Timbrook's Black Out custom Freightliner encounters some white stuff; and: Professional speeds for professional drivers in reader photo captions.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, two notable 2015 calendarsImage Gallery

| November 27, 2014

Detail of the 2015 Kenworth Trucks and Midwest Peterbilt group calendars, which have arrived just in time for the holiday onset.

Some readers show favor for the public visibility of CSA’s carrier scores

| November 25, 2014

And what about drivers' information? some readers ask as broad swathes of trucking industry representatives call for hiding carrier CSA scores.

Giving thanks with fellow drivers: Brian and Bettina Cameron of Cartersville, Ga.

| November 24, 2014

The word here on the team's Thanksgiving open house in Cartersville, Ga.: "We've done it the last five years and it is really a great time," says Bettina. "We've got to start remembering we are all a family on this highway.

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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