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Todd Dills

Obamacare upside for independent contractor model?

| October 02, 2013

Only if insurance rates get reasonable, as it were, on the long-term basis.

Three advocate-operators on why they do what they do

| September 30, 2013

A look back at three operators/advocates recently featured in a brief driver-appreciation Q&A at Load Delivered Logistics' website.

Tragedy in Nashville after low-speed tip-over

| September 28, 2013

The above looks due west/northwest on Glenrose Avenue in Nashville, Tenn., just up the road from the site of a tragedy a few nights back that, like so many, could have been avoided. I don't ...

Rate undercutting getting worse?

| September 26, 2013

Independents are feeling the pinch in certain quarters -- some contend rate undercutting by other carriers without the business sense to make a healthy profit are a sizable part of the problem.

Say no to stacked light violations

| September 24, 2013

An advocate, going to bat for a driver hit with five "stacked" lighting violations during an inspection, uncovers some intel on a potential final fix for stacking ongoing via CVSA/FMCSA development work. High time for it. . .

More on the HHG miles problem (and kettlebell workouts)

| September 23, 2013

Says owner-operator Jeff Clark: If market forces do not force a sunset on carrier use of the HHG miles system for pay, "we should start demanding it from FMCSA and Congress."

Blast from the past — and future — at Landmark International showImage Gallery

| September 19, 2013

Scenes here from the customer-appreciation event and antique truck show September 13, 2013, at Landmark International's Cookeville, Tenn., location.

Guess who CARB’s biggest tipsters are…

| September 17, 2013

According to the L.A. Times, the California Air Resources Board is getting the most help in enforcing its powertrain emissions regs from, well, truckers themselves.

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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