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Todd Dills

VIDEO: Look into one wicked custom-detailed Caterpillar engineImage Gallery

| July 04, 2013

Brian Davis' "Blowing money" Caterpillar engine detail is shown here in video shot at the Fitzgerald Truck Show and Overdrive's Pride & Polish event in Crossville, Tenn., June 2013.

Driver dispatches to DOT: New priorities for a new secretary

| July 02, 2013

What should the new DOT Secretary focus make a priority as he takes office? We asked, and drivers responded.

Stunning flatbed airbrush work — and a benefit of customizingImage Gallery

| July 01, 2013

Mike Manuel on his small flatbed fleet's custom showpiece, "Custombilt 359": "I'm in the hauling business, so my trucks will represent me." What a representative it is!

When trucks were trucks: Familiar faces at Fitzgerald’s

| June 29, 2013

Bill Blankenship of McMinnville, Tenn., showed off a classic find of a 1953 GMC 630, powered by a 134-hp Detroit diesel, at the Pride & Polish at Fitzgerald's.

‘Wireless Roadside Inspection’ inches closer to reality

| June 27, 2013

Mobile communications technology stands to transform the way truck inspections take place, with big implications for the CSA program and owner-operator businesses.

Alternative two-wheeled transport and fitness on the long road

| June 25, 2013

Prime driver and cyclist Mario Almendarez shares strategies for cycling routes and fitness motivation on the road to better health.

PHOTOS: Truck show in Idaho, coming in JulyImage Gallery

| June 24, 2013

The Idaho Truck Show & Shine takes place July 12-13 in Nampa, Idaho.

‘Harder than it looks’ — mainstream biz reporter takes big-truck wheel

| June 22, 2013

Biz reporter Lauren Boyer of the York Daily Record faces down fears of highway driving around big trucks to take the wheel herself; a round-up of truck/trucking shows near-term and down the road...

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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