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Todd Dills

‘Banana peel trucker hat’ on Today show

| May 16, 2012

It won't fit on your head, that's sure. Check out this post, part of the Today Show's "Bites on Today" food-related newsletter, about artist Brock Davis' Banana Peel Trucker Hat -- as well apparent from the ...

Chatting with Aaron Tippin at Uncle Pete’s

| May 15, 2012

I bet you I-40 regulars know Uncle Pete's -- formerly Tennessee 40 -- at 1210 Sparta Pike in Lebanon, Tenn., at I-40. It might well give any stop east of the Mississippi a run for ...

Owner-operators back in the news on EOBRs

| May 14, 2012

The latest is following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's formal removal of the remedial-directive rule, which would have required carriers with big hours compliance problems to install electronic onboard recorders. After being thrown out ...

Crude hauling in N.D., Texas with former expediters

| May 12, 2012

A story in this month's Truckers News followed the transition of the former FedEx Custom Critical expediting team of Mark Kathrein and Wendy Wing (pictured) into a crude-hauling operation in North Dakota. Just as the ...

‘Bring Jabin home’ — rally around jailed driver continues

| May 11, 2012

Yesterday, May 10, Allen and Donna Smith of the Truth About Trucking advocacy organization and AsktheTrucker.com hosted a who's who of folks involved in the case of Demco Transportation driver Jabin Bogan, who is still ...

Owner-operator Glenn Keller on the CNN Fit Nation challenge

| May 10, 2012

An interview with owner-operator Glenn Keller about his fitness improvements.

Two J&S Petes — views from a new custom playerImage Gallery

| May 09, 2012

The combination of the J&S Truck and Trailer Sales dealer in Knoxville, Tenn., and J&S Body Shop, run by Benny Coffey in nearby Corryton, showed these two newly restored / customized Petes at the Southeastern ...

UV protection and FMCSA’s window-tinting clarification

| May 08, 2012

FMCSA said that "truck drivers, fleet owners and managers can install a protective window film with over 70 percent net Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) on the side windows of trucks weighing over 26,001 pounds."

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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