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Todd Dills

Local kudos: Campo, Colo.

| June 11, 2013

When a tornado warning was issued May 22 in Campo, Colo., this year, Karen and Tom Moore saw firsthand the hospitality of the town's local law enforcement officials.

Profilin’ — not so stylin’ — at the scale house

| June 09, 2013

Has FMCSA's CSA program had an unintended (or, perhaps, intended) consequence of giving inspectors license to hassle small operators simply for the fact that they are small companies?

Staring down CARB, learning from the best

| June 06, 2013

Owner-operator Steve Bixler weighs in on four-wheeler education, and California-resident independents Tom and Karen Moore face a tough CARB choice.

Alaska: Avalanche on the Haul Road!

| June 04, 2013

Never a dull moment on Alaska's Haul Road to Prudhoe Bay, as recent avalanches on Atigun Pass proved for two rigs caught up in them.

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.

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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