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Todd Dills

Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 2Image Gallery

| December 29, 2012

Counting down the memories -- May-August 2012 on the Channel 19 blog, when things heated up in more ways than three.

Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 1Image Gallery

| December 27, 2012

Counting down the memories, of a fashion -- if Channel 19 was all you read from January-April 2012, you couldn't be criticized for thinking trucking was a wonderfully strange place to be.

LED nose lights, sleigh skirts and more biz tips for operator Claus

| December 25, 2012

A Christmas greeting from owner-operator business service firm ATBS.

Drivers’ Night Before Christmas — a tribute from a dispatcher

| December 24, 2012

Chipman Relocations' Tina Pastore sends this poem out to all company employees and contracting owner-operators in advance of the Christmas holiday, a fitting driver tribute this time of year.

Salute: Another on-highway hero

| December 22, 2012

Driver Frederick Golden's late-November assistance to a victim of a brick thrown from an Alabama overpass deserves recognition.

One hauler’s rate benchmark and more on pricing

| December 20, 2012

Two operators share views on methods toward boosting rates to profitable levels -- one offering a perspective in favor of price re-regulation.

U.K. drivers top iTunes music-vid charts

| December 18, 2012

Drivers for the British Eddie Stobart carrier hit the top of iTunes music-video charts with a parody of the "12 days of Christmas" in a charity effort to benefit Help for Heroes.

Meet owner-operator Tim PhilmonImage Gallery

| December 17, 2012

Check out a gallery of images from a visit with Philmon, his 2005 Peterbilt 379 and Transcraft flatbed leased to Landstar Ranger.

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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