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Todd Dills

Truck parking push not over with Jason’s Law

| July 17, 2012

Following the cheers that went up around the trucking community for the “Jason’s Law” truck parking legislation’s inclusion in the MAP-21 highway bill in June, owner-operators like Overdrive reader William McKelvie put a quick lid ...

No Doubt behind the big-rig wheel with ‘Settle Down’

| July 17, 2012

Band No Doubt's first single release in a decade comes with a video featuring the crew rendezvousing for a reunion party behind the wheels of big rigs.

New book series for the kids: ‘Grandpa and the Truck’

| July 16, 2012

Former independent household goods hauler's wife Colleen Kelly Mellor's new series of "Grandpa and the Truck" children's books blends trucking respect with educational needs.

ATTN brokers: Poll on broker bond being circulated

| July 16, 2012

The Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents is circulating a poll on LinkedIn meat to probe thoughts of current members of the Transportation Intermediaries Association on the highway bill measure to increase the minimum ...

Speaking urinal cakes: Next step in hours enforcement?

| July 15, 2012

Is it fair to call the Department of Transportation's approach to hours enforcement a bit heavy-handed of late, what with FMCSA's (not to mention Congress') pursuit of an EOBR mandate, flexibility-reducing hours changes and the ...

Landry questions White House integrity on EOBRs

| July 13, 2012

In a hearing before the Small Business Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week whose title was a markedly direct question -- "Is FMCSA's CSA program driving small businesses off the road?" ...

Cell-phone jamming technology in your cab?

| July 13, 2012

Much has been made of the inability and/or difficulty of state enforcement of the Department of Transportation's nationwide ban on handheld cellphone use behind the wheel. Last I've written about it you can find here ...

Union campaign to boost inspection dollars tars truckers

| July 12, 2012

Can you imagine your state's government employees resorting to something like this? The image here is of a billboard, among other similar ads that are part of a campaign being waged by British Columbia, Canada's weigh-station ...

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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