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Todd Dills

PHOTOs: Bridgestone’s retread process, tire maintenance and moreImage Gallery

| September 05, 2012

A pictorial tour through Bridgestone's La Vergne, Tenn., North American Manufacturing Education Center and retread plant.

Volvo hosting worldwide ‘magical hour’ with truck launch

| September 04, 2012

Following slackliner Faith Dickey's wire walk between two moving Volvo rigs, the truck maker is hosting a live worldwide unveiling of the European-model FH Wed., Sept. 5.

PHOTO: Montana Peterbilt breaks new ground

| September 02, 2012

And just who is that guy standing next to the Pete? The new facility is set to open in May 2013.

Option for crowd-sourcing weigh-station status

| August 31, 2012

New Scalechek app provides a directory and alerts for open/closed status of weigh stations across the U.S. and Canada.

Much to change, much to talk about: CSA

| August 30, 2012

The August 2012 MCSAC meeting saw a robust debate centered around the CSA programs flaws and ways to correct them. Here find a few bright (and in some cases dark) moments from the dialogue.

VIDEO: Story of Trucker Charity’s new rig

| August 29, 2012

A couple scenes from GATS -- an interview with Tony Hamilton, driver of the recently rolling Trucker Charity rig, and a scene with the father and son behind the Cubby Buddy toolbox.

How American cars got air bags

| August 28, 2012

The long and circuitous process toward the final codification of a regulation.

Using CSA to your advantage

| August 26, 2012

CSA "isn't going anywhere," said Compliance Safety Systems' David Saunders at the Great American Trucking Show in a session on CSA: learn to market yourself with your record.

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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