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Todd Dills

Mack takes Manhattan; Got a CB handle for sale or steal?

| November 26, 2012

Mack runs commercials on the CBS building "super screen" in Times Square, NYC, and Todd gets a CB -- got a handle for him?

So it *IS* Christmas already

| November 24, 2012

How do we know? We've got word of a Christmas-themed Toys for Tots-focused parade Dec. 1 in Atlanta. Share any local events you're involved in here.

Turkey day dispatch: More docs with CDLs needed?

| November 22, 2012

"We need more thanks paid to the nation's drivers for the jobs you do day-in day-out. Clearly there's a dearth of it in many quarters."

7 EOBR “myths” discussed

| November 20, 2012

Fleet reps Allen Lowry of Central Refrigerated and Vincent Dinino Jr. provided a window on fleets' real-world perspectives relatives to areas of contention around electronic onboard recorders for hours compliance.

Expediter meets vintage Coke machine meets pro golfer Brandt SnedekerImage Gallery

| November 19, 2012

What happens? One odd load for husband-wife team owner-operators Bob and Linda Caffee.

Saturday round-up: Defining ‘dream girl’; Four-wheeler ed; Christmas already?

| November 17, 2012

Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi says she's a "truck driver in a model's body," Linde North America educates budding four-wheelers on sharing the road, and ... Snap-On hopes it's Christmas -- yes, already.

Redux: Have you seen your ‘CSA scorecard’?

| November 15, 2012

With third party vendors providing tools to carriers to compute their drivers CSA scores, only one continues to take that functionality directly to the "drivers" of CSA -- professional operators. Have you seen a tabulation of your CSA performance? We want to hear from you.

‘Grandpa and the Truck’ — book 2 out now

| November 13, 2012

Colleen Kelly Mellor's children's book series highlights true tales from her husbands 30-year career, much of it spent as a household-goods-hauling owner-operator.

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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