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Todd Dills

How many people can you get in a truck cab?

| September 09, 2012

During the reveal event for the new European Volvo FH cabover, a performance troupe illustrated the cab's space to answer this question.

The Steve Bixler Super Trucks card

| September 07, 2012

How many owner-operators out there have been featured on a Super Trucks card? Bixler's rare honor shows his 1989 Freightliner cabover.

Mustang’s 3-million-mile, one-truck haul nears end

| September 06, 2012

Owner-operator Mike Crawford is approaching 3 million safe miles all logged in the same 1994 Freightliner -- wish him luck on the final 37,000...

PHOTOs: Bridgestone’s retread process, tire maintenance and moreImage Gallery

| September 05, 2012

A pictorial tour through Bridgestone's La Vergne, Tenn., North American Manufacturing Education Center and retread plant.

Volvo hosting worldwide ‘magical hour’ with truck launch

| September 04, 2012

Following slackliner Faith Dickey's wire walk between two moving Volvo rigs, the truck maker is hosting a live worldwide unveiling of the European-model FH Wed., Sept. 5.

PHOTO: Montana Peterbilt breaks new ground

| September 02, 2012

And just who is that guy standing next to the Pete? The new facility is set to open in May 2013.

Option for crowd-sourcing weigh-station status

| August 31, 2012

New Scalechek app provides a directory and alerts for open/closed status of weigh stations across the U.S. and Canada.

Much to change, much to talk about: CSA

| August 30, 2012

The August 2012 MCSAC meeting saw a robust debate centered around the CSA programs flaws and ways to correct them. Here find a few bright (and in some cases dark) moments from the dialogue.

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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