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Todd Dills

Mobile trends: Has your smartphone replaced your GPS?

| November 12, 2012

Survey results from uShip's annual mobile technology survey showed a majority of operators either relying on their smartphones for navigation more than their GPS units or recognizing that potential.

‘Mobile mansion’ bus build for Band Perry on TV

| November 10, 2012

A Hemphill Brothers coach conversion, featuring a mobile recording studio, was featured on the Travel Channel Sunday, Nov. 11, at 9 p.m. ET. More on the outfitter here.

SuperRigs 2013 calendar: Familiar face in an unfamiliar place

| November 08, 2012

Sneak peak at familiar faces in the Shell SuperRigs 2013 calendar, now available with an oil change at participating locations. And: Vid from the 2012 30th anniversary show in Joplin, Mo., highlighting the city's rebuilding efforts.

Hawk to DOT: “Point me to the nearest roadkill?”

| November 06, 2012

What happens when a bird of prey tries to communicate with a DOT traffic camera? It makes for good humor on Twitter.

Monday round-up: Twisted traffic light, missing person, CSA No. 1 concern

| November 05, 2012

Imagine pulling up to a 75-signal traffic light -- would you ignore it? And: CSA is increasingly under fire from the industry, more on a missing Oklahoma teenager.

A familiar Montana state senate candidate — broker Dan Metully

| November 03, 2012

Metully, of TFI Logistics and TransportWatch.com, holds pride as a Montanan, with the state at the fore of challenges to the explosion of corporate campaign spending. Also: how the broker bond minimum increase will impact his business.

VIDEO, testimony: Randall Doane of Deaf Truckers United

| November 01, 2012

As FMCSA reps spoke of future routine nature of a medical qualifications exemption program for deaf drivers, Deaf Truckers United members engaged on current problems.

Owner-operator Rick Ash’s health reading list

| October 30, 2012

The Trucking Solutions Group of owner-operators, of which Ash is a member, is hosting an open call tomorrow, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. Find call-in details, along with recommended health reading, in this story.

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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