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Todd Dills

Best 2013 truck calendar cover yet

| December 03, 2012

It's a toss-up, ultimately, among several, but this shot by Tom Schoening of Peterbilt dealer network Sioux City Truck Sales, featuring post-flood dump work in action and one confused deer, may be it.

Independent hauler plans biz investment after lottery win

| December 01, 2012

Building business with a little help from the Powerball lottery.

What an exotic dancer-led lawsuit means to leased businesses

| November 29, 2012

If you thought owner-operators and exotic dancers had nothing in common, think again. A recent $13 million case settlement reveals independent contractor classification issues similar in scope.

Modest proposal: $65/hour, fair detention rate to protect small biz

| November 27, 2012

A reader sees a need for mandatory detention pay to protect the small business trucking life from the continuing encroachment of big-business competition and government regulation in the form of tightening hours and EOBRs.

Mack takes Manhattan; Got a CB handle for sale or steal?

| November 26, 2012

Mack runs commercials on the CBS building "super screen" in Times Square, NYC, and Todd gets a CB -- got a handle for him?

So it *IS* Christmas already

| November 24, 2012

How do we know? We've got word of a Christmas-themed Toys for Tots-focused parade Dec. 1 in Atlanta. Share any local events you're involved in here.

Turkey day dispatch: More docs with CDLs needed?

| November 22, 2012

"We need more thanks paid to the nation's drivers for the jobs you do day-in day-out. Clearly there's a dearth of it in many quarters."

7 EOBR “myths” discussed

| November 20, 2012

Fleet reps Allen Lowry of Central Refrigerated and Vincent Dinino Jr. provided a window on fleets' real-world perspectives relatives to areas of contention around electronic onboard recorders for hours compliance.

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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