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Todd Dills

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.

Reader: Repeal FLSA trucking exemption

| July 24, 2012

The following comes by way of owner-operator Joe Ammons, who is looking for assistance with a petition for the U.S. Secretary of Transportation (or Congress) to repeal the trucking exemption to the Fair Labor Standards ...

What’s cool about being a truck driver? Video contest details

| July 24, 2012

The Minnesota Trucking Association is holding a video contest offering $1,000 to the winning entry that best answers the question "What would be cool about being a truck driver?"

Diesel exhaust listed by WHO as cancer causing agent

| July 23, 2012

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has formally categorized diesel exhaust as cancer-causing but fails to recognize advancements in diesel technology in the developed world.

Two custom ’80s Petes for the cabover fanatics

| July 21, 2012

These two Peterbilt 362s, owned by Dustin Kunkel and John Bradford, respectively, we caught out at the Crossville, Tenn., show of the ATHS Music City Chapter.

Birds of a feather: Trucking tweeps @OverdriveUpdate

| July 20, 2012

We found these followers of Overdrive’s Twitter feed to have intriguing self-descriptions. Upon closer examination, their tweets seemed like something you might want to read, too. Follow @OverdriveUpdate at twitter.com for daily news and views ...

CSA two-punch: Second lawsuit brought

| July 19, 2012

A suit against the FMCSA's CSA program brought by the ASECTT group alleged unfairness to small carriers within FMCSA's compliance and enforcement regime.

Will CSA take its first significant hit standing up?

| July 18, 2012

OOIDA's suit against the FMCSA's CSA enforcement regime charges the agency with significant mishandling of driver information in the MCMIS database -- and lack of an adequate dispute process.

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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