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Todd Dills

VIDEO: Wire walk between two moving trucks

| August 20, 2012

Champion slackliner Faith Dickey walks a wire suspended between two Volvo cabovers pulling dry vans, at speed.

Ohio takes on ‘trucker’ toll scam

| August 17, 2012

A toll-evasion scam on the Ohio Turnpike yields no shortage of boosted cash for road operators -- and a little indignation from haulers on being singled out.

More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

| August 16, 2012

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion and regulatory direction.

GATS health walk next Friday

| August 15, 2012

Join me at the 61+ Health Awareness Walk at the Great American Trucking Show Friday, August 24, at 8 a.m.

‘Veritable Vegetable’ puts $$ behind green trucking

| August 14, 2012

Boosting fuel efficiency and reducing diesel engine emissions is a share goal of the Cascade Sierra Solutions nonprofit and Veritable Vegetable's fleet.

Low rates, high fuel ’round the world

| August 13, 2012

U.S. trucking is by no means alone today with high-fuel-price, low-rate challenges.

Where do the trucks sleep at night?

| August 13, 2012

"Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?" is the first children's book by Brianna Caplan Sayres.

TruckBytes founding owner-operator: Software ‘still a great deal’

| August 11, 2012

Channel 19 checks back in with independent owner-operator W. Joel Baker, also a National Guard member and creator of the TruckBytes owner-operator software.

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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