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Todd Dills

Mystery Machine: The Peterbilt ’369′ of Ronald MillsapsImage Gallery

| July 09, 2013

Millsaps' 2002 Peterbilt 379's hood and other elements of the front end have been modified to more closely resemble those on a class 1980s Peterbilt 359.

Data analysis use to predict …. driver happiness?

| July 06, 2013

FleetRisk Advisors' predictive analysis engine -- think of it as the Moneyball approach to carrier risk management -- can help carriers reduce turnover, the company says; we've got some ideas on that score, too. . .

VIDEO: Look into one wicked custom-detailed Caterpillar engineImage Gallery

| July 04, 2013

Brian Davis' "Blowing money" Caterpillar engine detail is shown here in video shot at the Fitzgerald Truck Show and Overdrive's Pride & Polish event in Crossville, Tenn., June 2013.

Driver dispatches to DOT: New priorities for a new secretary

| July 02, 2013

What should the new DOT Secretary focus make a priority as he takes office? We asked, and drivers responded.

Stunning flatbed airbrush work — and a benefit of customizingImage Gallery

| July 01, 2013

Mike Manuel on his small flatbed fleet's custom showpiece, "Custombilt 359": "I'm in the hauling business, so my trucks will represent me." What a representative it is!

When trucks were trucks: Familiar faces at Fitzgerald’s

| June 29, 2013

Bill Blankenship of McMinnville, Tenn., showed off a classic find of a 1953 GMC 630, powered by a 134-hp Detroit diesel, at the Pride & Polish at Fitzgerald's.

‘Wireless Roadside Inspection’ inches closer to reality

| June 27, 2013

Mobile communications technology stands to transform the way truck inspections take place, with big implications for the CSA program and owner-operator businesses.

Alternative two-wheeled transport and fitness on the long road

| June 25, 2013

Prime driver and cyclist Mario Almendarez shares strategies for cycling routes and fitness motivation on the road to better health.

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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