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Todd Dills

Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 3Image Gallery

| December 31, 2013

The ruckus that was the "Ride for the Constitution" and ongoing confusion over CARB's emissions rules, irritation with CSA and a slight hope for hours flexibility rounded out 2013. Happy early New Year, drivers. Hang on tight...

Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 2

| December 28, 2013

In the second third of the year, the hours of service took front and center, along with a bevy of spectacular rigs seen on the show circuit and elsewhere. Take a tour back through the year via this review.

Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 1

| December 26, 2013

Big themes for the year reared their heads in the first quarter on the blog, from upcoming CARB deadlines to increasing angst over CSA. Take a tour back through the year via this review.

Santa’s gift to owner-operators

| December 24, 2013

He's bringing a raft of deductions, say the folks over at owner-operator business/tax services firm ATBS in their annual humorous Christmas vid.

Holidays on the road

| December 23, 2013

Rand McNally's survey of 800+ drivers about how they celebrate holidays on the road yielded quite a few tales of generosity, camaraderie and veritable miracles... What your best story of Christmas on the road?

10,000th student for B.R.A.K.E.S.; Keeping up a classic 359Image Gallery

| December 21, 2013

10,000 more teen drivers now have been trained on safety around big trucks. Also: Photos of one classic workhorse of a 359.

Split sleeper wishful thinking, redux

| December 19, 2013

Is there hope for a good outcome of FMCSA's apparent focus on split sleep? Utilize 530-408-6423 to leave a message to contribute to a future podcast on the split-sleep subject.

Last haul from the Texas pea harvest: Unloading with Cody BlankenshipImage Gallery

| December 17, 2013

Photos and reporting from a Bells, Tenn., unload with Cody Blankenship, who sees parking availability as the biggest issue going, despite Jason's Law. Hours, e-logs compound the problem...

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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