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Todd Dills

Poetry in photo captions? Yes, dump trailers too

| July 12, 2014

We asked -- "What's with these two shiny trailer rears?" -- you told. The best among photo captions for a reader-submitted photo of some finely-polished dump trailers.

Got fatigue? Your crankshaft damper may be the problem

| July 10, 2014

Revisiting the importance of damper replacement at long mileage intervals -- and a worst-case scenario without: crankshaft failure.

VIDEO: Part 2 of Mark White’s story

| July 08, 2014

Mark White continues his story of how Old Time Express got out from their Conditional rating, truly earning the reinstatement to Satisfactory, he says.

VIDEO: Old Time Express’ Mark White — a two-year regulatory odyssey, in his own wordsImage Gallery

| July 07, 2014

White tells his story -- featured in the July 2014 issue of Overdrive -- of two years spent under the Conditional safety rating and the aftermath. Today, the Satisfactory-rated small fleet is running electronic logs.

Highway rescue: Scott Durant on the road in Ohio

| July 05, 2014

Recognizing the quick thinking of the North Carolina-based hauler following an accident that saw two cars flip over onto their roofs.

Podcast: Trucker Talent Search emcee Tony JusticePodcast

| July 03, 2014

Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley interviewed Justice recently about the Trucker Talent Search program at GATS, as well as his recent efforts with his own music. Justice will host and perform as part of the GATS event.

‘American Trucks’ from across the pond; Need-a-new-lane bluesImage Gallery

| July 01, 2014

Swiss photographer Ulysses Frechelin's "American Trucks" fine-art photo book; and reader Eric Buckel on I-15 from Barstow to Vegas: Add a new lane!

VID: Driver questions trooper’s safety on highway, gets clean inspection

| June 30, 2014

Driver's dashcam vid of exchange with police over safe driving goes viral.

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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