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Todd Dills

Good samaritan trucker shot at roadside to spark ‘Mike’s Law’ talk

| December 16, 2014

On the Truth About Trucking program Thursday at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time, Randy Tomblin will be interviewed. The trucker in September of 2006 was shot during what he initially thought was a good-Samaritan stop.

Restart: Moving ahead

| December 15, 2014

"Anybody restart hours today, by chance?" Readers react to -- and more of what to expect from -- the restart change put into effect by Congress this weekend.

Rates: Look-back on November demand by state

| December 13, 2014

DAT's Freight index remained up year over year in November. Here find a look what states were hot for outbound demand, measured by the outbound/inbound load ratio for the month.

More voices on restart rollback; And a moving encounter off I-395 in ConnecticutPodcast

| December 11, 2014

Audio mailbag No. 2 on the restart as Congress mulls big spending bill; And: driver Scott LeVan's encounter with Ben, a wounded German Shepherd, brings tears to a grown man's eyes.

Retention is the issue, not recruiting: An ‘alert’ from trucker Jeff Clark

| December 09, 2014

Clark's personal story relative to pay, recruiting and retention on the new North American Trucking Alerts community, advocacy website.

VIDEO: ‘Top rookie’ Julie Matulle hits the road with H.O. Wolding, Wreaths Across AmericaImage Gallery

| December 07, 2014

In just her second year as a driver, this week Matulle gets the rare opportunity to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery as part of preparations for the Wreaths Across America main event.

Might your next truck inspector be wearing a body camera?

| December 06, 2014

Would body cameras be effective accountability/evidence tools for law enforcement? The President certainly seems to think so.

‘Ghost Fleet’ becomes reality in new comicImage Gallery

| December 04, 2014

The new "Ghost Fleet" comics series builds on the notion of such a fleet of "elite combat-trained truckers" hauling no-touch, no-look cargo. One of them "takes a forbidden peek at his payload" and "uncovers a conspiracy that will change his life forever!"

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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