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Todd Dills

Four-wheelers should ‘learn from truck drivers’

| June 03, 2013

Con-way Freight's Tom Clark makes a compelling case for his view that four-wheelers should take a lesson from professional truck drivers on distracted driving -- as a frequent two-wheeler, I concur.

Surplus parts online at cost or less

| June 01, 2013

The new Surplus-Solutions.com online parts engine is also working to expand its discounted labor rates offering throughout the year.

Tony Justice: New record in the works, expanded distribution

| May 30, 2013

Driver and songwriter Tony Justice plans a follow-up to his 2011 "On the Road" release, which is getting new distribution to Love's, Wilco.

Roundup: I-5 bridge collapse weighing heavy, operators flying the flag

| May 28, 2013

Many of the same issues are in the political foreground today around highway regulation and funding as were being debated in 2007 when the Minneapolis I-35W bridge fell, with sometimes overheated rhetoric.

Longhaul Survivor rig sells 900+ tix in first event

| May 25, 2013

Quite a debut for the Longhaul Survivor cancer-benefit raffle rig put together by owner-operator Eldon Jaeger and a large crew of supporters.

Obamacare: Counting down, misplaced incentives

| May 23, 2013

For large carriers (more than 50 employees), paying the per-employee penalties after they opt for exchange-purchased and subsidized coverage could well mean considerably less money spent by the employer...

Hours recap: New regs bringing old practice to the fore?; OK tornado intel

| May 21, 2013

More and more under new hours rules, drivers and owner-operators are expecting a turn away from the restart and back to the recap. You? Also: A brief update on OK tornado relief expectations.

Ever been pulled by a big rig?

| May 18, 2013

Michael Winton just "couldn't resist" setting up his pickup in front of the idle Tennessee Highway Patrol Peterbilt when he came upon it in Cookeville. Check out the grim results of the resulting photo shoot here.

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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