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Todd Dills

Small gestures go a long way

| April 13, 2013

Truckers pitched in to feed sandbag-filling volunteers in Fargo, N.D.'s efforts to reach 1 million sandbags by this week's end in preparation for flood season.

On dying breeds — and free pickup bedliners!

| April 11, 2013

When talking about past "outlaw" segments of trucking culture, owner-operators are hardly the primary participants. (Also: a contest from Plastikote to win a free pickup bedliner -- you're welcome.)

How the national drug/alcohol clearinghouse could save you

| April 09, 2013

Food for thought: In defense of the national clearinghouse for positive test results for drug and alcohol.

File under: U.S. trucking rules!

| April 06, 2013

Think you've got it bad from time to time? Consider this story of trucking in the Syrian uprising.

Nelson, Ga., not the first town to mandate gun ownership

| April 02, 2013

Nelson's Atlanta-area neighbor Kennesaw also mandated residents own guns back in 1982.

FMCSA calling off so-called ‘red-shirt mandate’

| April 01, 2013

FMCSA is conducting an internal review of all enforcement activities after the Truck-Regulation Public-Comment-Believability Index (TRPCBI) measure associated with the red-shirt NPRM flew into "way too positive" territory.

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.

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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