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Todd Dills

File under: U.S. trucking rules!

| April 06, 2013

Think you've got it bad from time to time? Consider this story of trucking in the Syrian uprising.

Nelson, Ga., not the first town to mandate gun ownership

| April 02, 2013

Nelson's Atlanta-area neighbor Kennesaw also mandated residents own guns back in 1982.

FMCSA calling off so-called ‘red-shirt mandate’

| April 01, 2013

FMCSA is conducting an internal review of all enforcement activities after the Truck-Regulation Public-Comment-Believability Index (TRPCBI) measure associated with the red-shirt NPRM flew into "way too positive" territory.

Roundup: Glider kudos, sequester FMCSA, Levi’s ‘Trucker’ classic

| March 30, 2013

Readers on Alabama's metal coil securement program and Fitzgerald's new dual-fuel glider with American Power group -- and a paean to an American denim classic. . .

Three letters, rhymes with ‘essay,’ not a veggie box…

| March 28, 2013

'I got my CSA!' -- fresh local vegetables warm the cockles. Speaking those three letters makes most members of the general public feel nice and upright and good about themselves. Too bad we can't feel the same.

Online-services marketing gets cheeky

| March 26, 2013

A funny ad display from the TruckingOffice software provider -- and two cheeky shirts from GetLoaded and MyGauges.

New one-truck portable tarping system

| March 25, 2013

Owner-operator John Rodriguez, with business partner Willie Lancon, designed the Roller Rak portable tarping machine following a couple falls while tarping that could have been disasters.

Owner-operator walk-and-talk with Anne Ferro

| March 23, 2013

Several operators took the opportunity the Trucking Solutions Group's health walk at MATS represented to walk-and-talk issues with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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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