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Todd Dills

Restart watch: Whoopi doesn’t get it either

| June 17, 2014

"Attention mainstream media: There are a lot of people out here who think the changes that have been proposed in draft legislation may actually, on the contrary, 'strengthen safety rules,'" contrary to what NYT editorial board thinks is going on in Congress.

‘Restart’ hits the mainstream; rhyming couplets for the road

| June 14, 2014

As with Anne Ferro's now-infamous blog post about the Congressional efforts relative to the restart, NPR's report on hours makes it sound like an attack on the entire rule is at issue.

Trainer James on trucking: ‘It’s a hard life’

| June 12, 2014

The latest in YTTrucking.com's Tex Crowley's Life of a Trucker video series.

Voices on the call for FMCSA head to resign

| June 10, 2014

Was OOIDA's move the right one -- or is the "be careful what you ask for, you just might get it" adage an appropriate consideration? More views here on the org's call for Anne Ferro to resign.

Flying OTR with owner-operator Joe Czmiel

| June 06, 2014

Introducing owner-operator Joe Czmiel's FlyOTR.com, offering 12-by-18-inch flags meant to fly from the lock bars on van doors.

Trucking through the contestants: Trucker Talent Search

| June 05, 2014

Here find a handy way to stream the lot of our Trucker Talent Search contestants' entries consecutively.

DPF ash cleaning retread

| June 04, 2014

Trucks with DPF systems come with a warning light alerting the operator to the need for a cleaning, but many experts believe you shouldn’t wait for a warning light.... Plus: Wild non-commercial load to Cali.

Podcast: Off to the races!Image GalleryPodcast

| May 31, 2014

With the date getting closer (late June) for Mike Ryan's annual Pike's Peak hill climb in his modified Cascadia, revisit with him and Chumpcar's John Condren talking details about the 2015 debut of the ChampTruck race series, aiming to bring Class 8 racing to the states.

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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