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Todd Dills

Preps for Brake Safety Week, starting tomorrow

| September 07, 2013

Brake maintenance tips and resources from longtime brake system components manufacturer Bendix -- and the top states for brake inspections/violations.

VIDEO: Utah Trucking Association president’s recent daredevil past

| September 05, 2013

A couple years back Scott Godfrey of Utah-based Godfrey Trucking tried to beat the Class 8 truck jump record -- this video tells the tale.

Too little too late? New grants for CARB upgrades

| September 03, 2013

News of new grant funding available for truck DPF retrofits and truck replacements for California-based owner-operators shows limitations of California's grant programs.

‘Left Lane Gang’ celebrates right in S.C.

| August 31, 2013

Need some ideas for a Labor Day gathering for the ages? Look no farther than the annual whole-pig barbecues of the South Carolina Association of Large Car Operators.

Some jurisdictions ‘do not compute’ new restart limitations

| August 29, 2013

Uproar in an hours session at GATS yields intel on some jurisdictions' faulty interpretations of the revised restart provisions in the new hours rule.

‘Collectively dumbfounded and equally impressed’ — Mike Ryan on judging ‘Most Beautiful’

| August 27, 2013

"We started thinking about the times we’d been broken down, flat broke and what it took to get home about the same time that we all started broadening our original concepts of beauty." --Mike Ryan

One owner-operator’s top 5 add-ons showcased at GATS

| August 26, 2013

Owner-operator Marc Springer spent part of his time at the Great American Trucking Show scoping these various add-ons, from charge-assist solar panels to cargo devices, he thought could help his bottom line.

VIDEO: Outlaw Customs cofounder now part of LKQ truck parts network

| August 24, 2013

Andy Gobel founded Outlaw in 2006-07 with his brother, Alex, and friend Nic Gillan in Henderson, Colo. -- after selling the custom shop in 2011, he's refocused on quality service and truck parts sales.

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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