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Todd Dills

Meet owner-operator Tim PhilmonImage Gallery

| December 17, 2012

Check out a gallery of images from a visit with Philmon, his 2005 Peterbilt 379 and Transcraft flatbed leased to Landstar Ranger.

Funny car driver at the Mack assembly plant

| December 15, 2012

Bob Tasca III's NHRA contending funny car is newly being sponsored by Mack -- here check out the hauling Pinnacle tractor the race team picked up this past week at Mack's customer center.

‘We’re the highway patrol and we’re here to help’

| December 13, 2012

Why were you pulled in for your last inspection? If you don't know, ask. The answer could prove useful in your long-term CSA management.

Don’t pay for the privilege to haul

| December 11, 2012

Second Wind Transport independent owner-operator Greg Trott was offered a load recently he would have paid out of pocket to haul -- had he made the wrong decision and taken it.

New mobile scanning integration from Prophesy / Drive Axle

| December 10, 2012

The Drive Axle app allows you smartphone's camera to be turned into a document scanner/creator -- it's newly integrated with Prophesy's Trucking Management Software solutions.

Light up the night!; Come on, Ghostwriter

| December 08, 2012

Reader: "I am 12-year-old boy with a big passion for lit-up bull haulers!" -- and a bit of radio check, come on.

CSA/PSP: Due process, access key operator concerns

| December 06, 2012

Diving into the issues surrounding operators' access to information being collected about their businesses by DOT and due process concerns with dismissed citations/violations.

Infographic: The reach of cargo theft

| December 04, 2012

The problem of cargo theft has not improved much, if at all, in years now. Tyco Integrated Securities' 2012 cargo theft infographic illustrates the problem.

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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