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Todd Dills

NASTC’s ‘Daily Fuel Hedge’ and discount program

| August 02, 2012

Two fuel-price fighting tools from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies -- their Quality Plus Network of fuel stops offering members cost-plus discounts and their Daily Fuel Hedge.

O/O challenges: More solutions to high fuel

| August 01, 2012

Outtakes from interviews conducted as part of research into Todd Dills' "Owner-operators' top challenges" feature in the August 2012 edition of Overdrive magazine.

Courthouse News Service: ‘Truckers offended by lavender?’

| July 31, 2012

Coast Truck Centers near Portland objected to a billboard above their store's highway-side sign advertising an upscale resort. Wouldn't you?

The safety argument for increased pay

| July 30, 2012

At U.S. House hearing on CSA, concerns about driver pay were aired with contentions that better nondriving-time compensation was much needed.

What’s the worst thing that can happen to a trucking company?

| July 27, 2012

NASTC president David Owen answered the question in the association's new entrants seminar July 27, 2012.

A look at a Mexican hauler’s business

| July 27, 2012

A window into the life and hauling business of a third-generation independent Mexican trucker in 2012, full of extortion, graft, shakedown...

Oil/gas boom in N.D. generates owner-operator opportunities

| July 26, 2012

A report from an NPR listener bemoaned truck traffic in his native Watford City, N.D., associated with the oil boom -- but that boom is proving golden for many owner-operators.

Awesome trucks and the fruits of debate: Two events upcoming

| July 25, 2012

Round-up of two events upcoming: the big 2nd Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention meeting Oct. 27-28 and the ATHS Cookeville, Tenn., truck show Sept. 27-28.

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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