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Todd Dills

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.

Anne Ferro on a haul — finally

| November 05, 2013

Riding along with owner-operator Leo Wilkins yields new insights for FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

Horror or not: Growing consumer interest in driverless cars

| November 04, 2013

Does growing interest show potential for four-wheeler safety improvement -- or the opposite?...

Crowdfunding handbags made from recycled tires

| November 02, 2013

The "Necessary Recycling" start-up makes various bags from recycled tractor-tire inner tubes -- they're conducting a Kickstarter.com funding campaign to reclaim 30 more tons' worth of tubes.

Scenes from “Highway Angel” truck stop tour finale in NashvilleImage Gallery

| October 31, 2013

Video, pictures and more from the event, including the performance of Erin Flanigan, daughter in a long line of generations of owner-operators and drivers associated with Cincinnati-based Flanigan small fleet.

Simple diet shifts for weight loss, breaking free of apnea, more

| October 29, 2013

For some obstructive sleep apnea sufferers, there might be a simple -- thought not always easy, of course -- method out of the condition: Losing weight.

Trucking music from down under; cargo theft in ATL, and more on prevention

| October 28, 2013

Owner-operator Gordon Alkire recommends the War-Lok security devices for truck/trailer/cargo theft prevention -- and a new trucking tune by Australian former driver Caede Ridgway.

Looking for fleet/owner-operator common ground

| October 26, 2013

If drivers and fleet folks truly presented a united front on hours to Congress and regulators, would anything change for the better in terms of flexibility?

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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