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Todd Dills

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?

Light violations aren’t the only ones being stacked

| October 24, 2013

Readers offer further examples of multiple violations written that stem from one root cause, known as "stacking" and discouraged at the federal level.

Sneak listen to Tony Justice’s new ‘The Big Road’ track

| October 22, 2013

Listen in on this mixed -- not yet mastered -- track from trucking troubadour Tony Justice's forthcoming "Apple Pie Moonshine" record.

One quarter down: Economic impact of new hours rule?

| October 21, 2013

Have you seen direct mileage and/or revenue reductions over the last quarter yourself? If so or if not, let's keep the conversation on the rules ongoing. (Bonus: Trucker's Wife tee available...)

Other ways through the health-insurance maze

| October 19, 2013

Another look at potential Affordable Care Act health-insurance exchange scenarios.

VIDEO: Pit stop at the Charlotte Motor Speedway

| October 15, 2013

I had the opportunity to attend the NASCAR race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend, during a personal trip back to my hometown of Rock Hill, S.C., due south of the Queen City, ...

Obamacare case analysis: Stick with the wife’s insurance

| October 14, 2013

Owner-operator Michael Wright, of Michigan, runs through health-insurance numbers as he contemplates potential moves in 2014 as the Affordable Care Act gets closer to implementation.

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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