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Todd Dills

Owner-operator takes active role in educating tomorrow’s four-wheelerImage Gallery

| November 19, 2013

Meet Todd Modderman, independent owner-operator who today collaborates in his spare time with the B.R.A.K.E.S. program of young driver education, utilizing his Peterbilt 379.

Obamacare marriage penalty? ACA discussion online Thurs.; Remembering a mentor

| November 18, 2013

How Obamacare can incentive divorce; and one owner-operator honors another on his death following illness.

Bon voyage — a final word on leaving trucking

| November 16, 2013

Thomas Dempsey's farewell to trucking "toward a more stable industry, one that young people will want to enter, and current drivers will choose to stay with, and be proud to do."

Solidarity with the dispatcher, forces against CARB low-use exemption change

| November 14, 2013

FirstFleet drivers band behind a dispatch/payroll office employee battling cancer. Forces at work against CARB's low-use mileage boost?

Best Christmas song ever?

| November 12, 2013

The potentials are many, from "I'll be home for Christmas" to "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch" -- tell us yours toward building a top 10 list to put up for a vote this season. . .

A bone to the industry from an agency in the doghouse

| November 11, 2013

Boosting the low-use mileage exemption just won't be enough for some operators with CARB-noncompliant engines. For others, it doesn't change their thoughts on the agency's emissions regs.

Inside small-fleet advocacy at NASTC annual meeting

| November 09, 2013

Rounding up highlights from the NASTC annual meeting: CARB politics, enforcement; speed limiter rule with retrofit requirement expected in 2014, "conditional" rating the new "unsatisfactory"...

Roundup: River States in Wis. hosting show, hanging a fuel-mileage shingle, new vid series…

| November 07, 2013

Overdrive's Pride & Polish heads to Wisconsin in 2014, with River States Customz in La Crosse hosting.

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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