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Todd Dills

VIDEO, testimony: Randall Doane of Deaf Truckers United

| November 01, 2012

As FMCSA reps spoke of future routine nature of a medical qualifications exemption program for deaf drivers, Deaf Truckers United members engaged on current problems.

Owner-operator Rick Ash’s health reading list

| October 30, 2012

The Trucking Solutions Group of owner-operators, of which Ash is a member, is hosting an open call tomorrow, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. Find call-in details, along with recommended health reading, in this story.

Missing Okla. teen feared trafficked: What you can do

| October 29, 2012

Jaray Wilon's is latest in a series of cases long ongoing in the United States of missing teens feared sold into prostitution. Truck drivers stand at the front lines of the battle against U.S. human trafficking.

Toyo wagers against the apocalypse

| October 27, 2012

Toyo Tires new sweepstakes offers free tires to all world citizens should the apocalypse happen as the Mayan calendar seems to predict -- easy bet? You bet...

Hauling expedited — in a Nissan?Image Gallery

| October 25, 2012

Morris Finley hauls expedited freight (mostly auto parts destined for final air leg to assembly plants) in and around Nashville, Tenn., in a 2012 two-skid-capable Nissan NV2500 high-top cargo van.

Bobby Bright’s final ride: June 15, 1945-Oct. 10, 2012

| October 23, 2012

Remembering Virginia-based hauler Bobby Bright, memorialized by his son Robert with a final big-rig ride to his final resting place October 16, 2012, at Madison Garden Cemetery in Madison, Va.

The improbable fruits of annoyance

| October 22, 2012

Would you believe only 3 percent of auto drivers actually comply with residential stop signs? Such was seen by longtime observer of annoying human behavior John Trinkaus, explored further here.

Obama, Romney show no substance on fuel prices

| October 20, 2012

Take two of the Obama-Romney 2012 debate season offered no substance on the role of government in fuel prices, despite current efforts to rein in speculation: ultimately, there's a reason for that.

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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