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Todd Dills

Readers: GPS regs won’t fill a void of common sense

| September 27, 2012

Politicians making ridiculous comparisons notwithstanding, in the late call for regulation of GPS units, many readers noted there could be no technological excuse for a lack of driver common sense.

Navistar holding steady in commitment to health, comfort

| September 25, 2012

An interview with David Allendorph, the company's director of innovation in design, overseeing a focus on comfort and health in the company's truck design.

A wife’s tribute to her longtime owner-operator

| September 24, 2012

Owner-operator Clive Hemmings passed away during a run to Florida on September 30, 2011. His wife, Valerie, offers up this poem to his memory. He will be missed.

Diesel emissions: Cleaner than fast food charbroilers

| September 22, 2012

Interesting new findings of a California study of commercial charbroilers -- and one driver makes a difference for the better in partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking.

Expediter pays witness to slim Obama victory

| September 20, 2012

Checking in with Landstar-leased expediter Phil Madsen and his "Learning something new every day" blog.

Driver kudos: Pork rinds, bagpipes and making a difference

| September 18, 2012

Two driver-appreciation efforts -- by Rudolph Foods and XRS (formerly Xata) -- yield interesting results.

CSA smackdown, hot trucks and the ultimate disincentive

| September 17, 2012

The Channel 19 Monday roundup: The CSA House hearing last week, a truck show upcoming in Tennessee, and new driver-disqualification powers across the pond.

Crossville’s Eco Truck Stop

| September 15, 2012

This truckstop boasts a bevy of Shorepower Technologies dockstations, AireDock units and, among other features, solar panels powering the store atop its fuel islands.

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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