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Todd Dills

‘Veritable Vegetable’ puts $$ behind green trucking

| August 14, 2012

Boosting fuel efficiency and reducing diesel engine emissions is a share goal of the Cascade Sierra Solutions nonprofit and Veritable Vegetable's fleet.

Low rates, high fuel ’round the world

| August 13, 2012

U.S. trucking is by no means alone today with high-fuel-price, low-rate challenges.

Where do the trucks sleep at night?

| August 13, 2012

"Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?" is the first children's book by Brianna Caplan Sayres.

TruckBytes founding owner-operator: Software ‘still a great deal’

| August 11, 2012

Channel 19 checks back in with independent owner-operator W. Joel Baker, also a National Guard member and creator of the TruckBytes owner-operator software.

Equipment: Probing sticker shock

| August 10, 2012

Reports from operators show roughly a 30 percent rise in new-tractor pricing between 2006 and 2012 model years. Find out how operators are reacting to that rise -- and some advice -- in supplementary reporting on the No. 5 top challenge to owner-operator businesses.

VID: Humor in everything — even trucking software

| August 09, 2012

Online video advertising group Epipheo's vid for Accellos/Prophesy's trucking business management software.

Whence the great rates?

| August 09, 2012

Supplementing reporting on the No. 4 top owner-operator challenge -- freight rates -- here find an update on the state of pay and further anecdotes, information and perspective from trusted sources.

Playing the cards right in driver appreciation

| August 07, 2012

Personal relationships drive good businesses -- nowhere is that more true than in trucking.

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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