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Todd Dills

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.

Too big for Texas?

| September 13, 2012

For one Texas rest stop: Trucks. And if ATA's Bill Graves has his way, the 85 mph speed limit on a stretch of State Highway 130.

Revisiting the cross-border program — in Mexico

| September 11, 2012

U.S.-based cross-border carriers continue to operate into Mexico -- a lookback on past reporting on the program shows little progress in the U.S.-Mexican economic/political relationship.

Joe Biden on the big-rig business

| September 10, 2012

Trucking could use a little more of what the Vice President seems to have had back in 1973, a true empathy for the realities of the independent trucking business.

How many people can you get in a truck cab?

| September 09, 2012

During the reveal event for the new European Volvo FH cabover, a performance troupe illustrated the cab's space to answer this question.

The Steve Bixler Super Trucks card

| September 07, 2012

How many owner-operators out there have been featured on a Super Trucks card? Bixler's rare honor shows his 1989 Freightliner cabover.

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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