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Todd Dills

Candidate and fleet owner channels Van Damme in ad

| December 05, 2013

Meet Ga.-based 10th-District Congressional candidate and Collins Trucking fleet owner Mike Collins -- and checking in with 2010 Trucker of the Year Mike Crawford, bringing home on the road...

The drones are coming! The drones are coming!

| December 03, 2013

Amazon Prime Air a big joke? -- "The data systems (CSA, PSP ...) tracking our lives and businesses, in the end, require much more of our attention and time than any airborne threat..."

Another voice on the hours of service: Owner-operator Tom Quinton

| November 30, 2013

As Quinton's and recent other commentary makes clear, the new hours of service rule is foregrounding the problem of, simply, time. Time enough to get the work done in the day allotted to do it.

Holiday trucking tunes from drivers Bill Weaver, Tony Justice

| November 28, 2013

It's Thanksgiving -- what better time to share a couple Christmas tunes of considerably different hues by hardworking drivers Bill Weaver and Tony Justice.

More wild vids from Volvo Trucks

| November 26, 2013

Volvo Trucks' latest Youtube hit -- Jean-Claude Van Damme balances in a split between two trucks moving in reverse; also, find the last five of the company's stunt vids, all showcasing some aspect of their European truck models.

Slowing down for your fellow driver

| November 25, 2013

A tragic accident at a loading area ended the life of a driver opening his trailer doors last week -- yielding some seeming, but not always so, self-evident wisdom. And: More voices on over-the-road peeves...

Trip-planning / service locator app bags prize; hours hearing vidPodcast

| November 23, 2013

Another play in the trucking smartphone-apps landscape, with a robust trip-planning function; and full video of this week's House Small Business Committee's hours of service hearing.

Hauling the Capitol Christmas tree with driver Duane BrusseauImage Gallery

| November 21, 2013

We caught up with lead driver Brusseau at the tree's stop in Nashville -- find a brief video, photos of the rig and further reporting here.

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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