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Todd Dills

Who will sell Jimmy Fallon a pickup?

| March 13, 2014

"If those aren't 'big enough' for Fallon, I wonder what kind of registration/permit you might need to run a Class 8 in downtown NYC as a personal vehicle...."

Keller-sponsored musher pulls out another Iditarod win

| March 12, 2014

Dallas Seavey broke the all-time duration record with a big win in the Alaskan Iditarod race this week.

‘Dirt for sale’ — and more from Uncle Pete’s in Lebanon, Tenn.

| March 08, 2014

Quick stop-over at Uncle Pete's in Lebanon, Tenn., on a recent weekend trip, yielded some news: Pete's got a redesign in the works for the Guinness-worthy coffee-cup collection housed in the restaurant.

New Tony Justice interview, showcase vid from Christopher FiffieImage GalleryPodcast

| March 06, 2014

Fiffie's work combines rolling shots and other footage with interviews and music as well, a perfect fit for singer-songwriter Justice as a subject. Take a look at it here.

Toll talk re-emerging in advance of highway bill

| March 04, 2014

Today, it feels like we're on more solid footing with not only a wider swathe of industry opinion but also among the general public, where tolls sentiment has generally trended dead-set against pricing existing interstates.

Driver makes Truckers Against Trafficking message his own

| March 03, 2014

Timothy Coon's powerful video message about why more drivers should actively support the goal of Truckers Against Trafficking.

The yardstick method of driver training

| March 01, 2014

Jimmy Ardis tells the funny story of how he learned to drive -- his uncle rapping his knuckles with a yardstick from the sleeper whenever he jammed a gear too quickly -- toward a serious focus on the need to more robust mentoring industrywide.

BulkLoads board buys CoopsOpen app

| February 27, 2014

The CoopsOpen app allows users to simply update station statuses as they pass scales -- joining ScaleChek and Overdrive's own Trucker Tools with similar functionality.

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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