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Todd Dills

Convoy honors Ohio owner-operator Dave Trout

| January 29, 2015

A terminal cancer diagnosis last year stopped owner-operator Dave Trout's career in its tracks. This weekend, more than 100 truckers showed him the trucking legend he is in their Ohio community.

Craig Ryan’s 1965 International CO4000: Lookback photos, moreImage Gallery

| January 27, 2015

Craig Ryan gives a personal account of his brief time trucking leased to Dart and otherwise hauling bees in the 70s and shares photos of his 1965 International CO4000 cabover.

Career advancement for the long haul: One small fleet’s growth storyImage Gallery

| January 26, 2015

While a family business is certainly not the only way to start and/or run a small fleet, it is one of the more common; run through Old Time Express here with Mark, Mitch and founder owner-operator Bo White.

It’s not quite the Maxim ad, but …

| January 24, 2015

A Nashville city bus or two or three has been wrapped with an ad from Bart Durham, the local ambulance chaser, highlighting ... I bet you can guess what.

Road not taken: Let’s go truck… I mean, er, lumping!

| January 22, 2015

Another "road not taken" here, and it's an unlikely one, at best. While many operators "lump" something every day, full-time work doing so I imagine is no doubt unappealing to many. The income potential, says ...

End of the ‘Long White Line’ w/ Sturgill Simpson

| January 20, 2015

For the outlaw country aficionados in the audience, does new artist Sturgill Simpson remind you of anyone?

Video: Views on Melvin Davis Jr.’s Hillbilly Hilton

| January 19, 2015

All the comforts of home in the custom-fabbed 163-inch sleeper on this unit, a 2000 Freightliner Classic taken to the next level.

Owner-operator’s pot of gold

| January 17, 2015

At the end of the rainbow: The 1991 Freightliner FLD Ron Stroke Sr. originally built for another owner-operator but has been running himself since 2004.

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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