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Todd Dills

Council Bluffs truck show bigger and better this year

| April 20, 2013

The second annual show and shine at the Peterbilt of Council Bluffs dealership's truck show expected to beat last year's participation. The event's scheduled for May 4.

‘We’ve got truckers! 20% off!’

| April 18, 2013

Not a post about some back-page classified from a fly-by-night broker using cheap-freight, low-pay scabs to entice unknowing shippers... just an installment in the annals of U.S. fashion.

Solidarity diaries: It’s a great day for a run

| April 16, 2013

Keep on keeping on in the wake of the Boston bombings, what we do in the face of acts of senseless violence.

Annals of justification: Truck thief claims zombies were after him

| April 15, 2013

Anyone else wondering what Wendy Parker thinks of this?

Small gestures go a long way

| April 13, 2013

Truckers pitched in to feed sandbag-filling volunteers in Fargo, N.D.'s efforts to reach 1 million sandbags by this week's end in preparation for flood season.

On dying breeds — and free pickup bedliners!

| April 11, 2013

When talking about past "outlaw" segments of trucking culture, owner-operators are hardly the primary participants. (Also: a contest from Plastikote to win a free pickup bedliner -- you're welcome.)

How the national drug/alcohol clearinghouse could save you

| April 09, 2013

Food for thought: In defense of the national clearinghouse for positive test results for drug and alcohol.

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.

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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