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Todd Dills

The 1,000,000-lb. challenge begins!

| September 14, 2013

Driver Toby Bogard's 1,000,000 Pound Challenge weight-loss competition seeks to encourage and support drivers in their goals of better health. You can register to take part now.

A fine read in owner-operator’s ‘Hotshot Chronicles’ book on expediting

| September 12, 2013

Gary Shade's book of the expediting life and business could be an important resource for those starting out in the segment.

Rest in peace: Owner-operator Don Mulder of Nebraska

| September 10, 2013

Owner-operator Donald Ray Mulder of Lincoln, Neb., passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. In the 1980s he was head of the Nebraska chapter of the Independent Truckers Association.

Top 16 unsafe four-wheeler maneuvers; Big closure in Indy ongoing

| September 09, 2013

Insurance.com's most recent consumer survey reveals some fairly common rude -- and unsafe -- practices among motorists; and: details on the Indianapolis South Split construction detour.

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.

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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