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Todd Dills

Roundup: Glider kudos, sequester FMCSA, Levi’s ‘Trucker’ classic

| March 30, 2013

Readers on Alabama's metal coil securement program and Fitzgerald's new dual-fuel glider with American Power group -- and a paean to an American denim classic. . .

Three letters, rhymes with ‘essay,’ not a veggie box…

| March 28, 2013

'I got my CSA!' -- fresh local vegetables warm the cockles. Speaking those three letters makes most members of the general public feel nice and upright and good about themselves. Too bad we can't feel the same.

Online-services marketing gets cheeky

| March 26, 2013

A funny ad display from the TruckingOffice software provider -- and two cheeky shirts from GetLoaded and MyGauges.

New one-truck portable tarping system

| March 25, 2013

Owner-operator John Rodriguez, with business partner Willie Lancon, designed the Roller Rak portable tarping machine following a couple falls while tarping that could have been disasters.

Owner-operator walk-and-talk with Anne Ferro

| March 23, 2013

Several operators took the opportunity the Trucking Solutions Group's health walk at MATS represented to walk-and-talk issues with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

The Mike Ryan Racing modified Cascadia, more cool units from MATSImage Gallery

| March 21, 2013

Hot trucks at the 2013 Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

MATS haps: On-air wedding, regs listening session, and more!

| March 19, 2013

Driver Kevin Young and ridealong partner Shannon Mann will tie the knot with Freewheelin' cohost Meredith Ochs officiating at the PanaPacific booth Friday, March 22, at noon.

‘Truckers: The soldiers of the U.S. economy’

| March 18, 2013

Owner-operator Gary Johnson's new Gzs-Tees.com website has a section devoted to t-shirts with trucking messages of various and sundry colors and viewpoints.

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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