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Todd Dills

Ripe & Ready: Correction and update

| October 09, 2012

Ronnie King sold his 1994 Peterbilt 379 between the time we last spoke with him and our current, October 2012 issue, which features the truck in the Custom Rigs opening spread.

Four-wheeler scare-quotes ‘professional’

| October 08, 2012

A letter writer to a Minnesota newspaper, contending there's an epidemic of big-rig drivers' speeding on the nation's highways, is suffering from tunnel vision when he mocks drivers' "professional" badge of honor.

Big success for ‘band together’ campaign

| October 04, 2012

TA Petro has raised more than $750,000 in their three years of efforts to secure donations to the St. Christopher fund in exchange for wristbands.

Ken Lund: 75K broker bond no ‘large broker’ move

| October 02, 2012

A Transportation Intermediaries Association board member objects to characterizations of the the organization as serving the interests only of large brokerages.

Pride & Polish: Business class?

| October 01, 2012

Expediting owner-operators Linda and Bob Caffee, after participating in the GATS Pride & Polish in 2012, offered up an idea for a new class focused on biz performance and professionalism.

PHOTOS: Nice day for a truck show

| September 29, 2012

Bill Bradford's immaculately restored 1973 Kenworth K100 and 1977 Great Dane reefer -- and more scenes from the Cookeville, TN, truck show of ATHS' Music City Chapter.

Readers: GPS regs won’t fill a void of common sense

| September 27, 2012

Politicians making ridiculous comparisons notwithstanding, in the late call for regulation of GPS units, many readers noted there could be no technological excuse for a lack of driver common sense.

Navistar holding steady in commitment to health, comfort

| September 25, 2012

An interview with David Allendorph, the company's director of innovation in design, overseeing a focus on comfort and health in the company's truck design.

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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