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Todd Dills

Does the EOBR mandate have another problem?

| July 11, 2012

Some believe the electronic on-board recorder mandate written in this year's highway bill could well be impossible to achieve, given the legislation's language defining the electronic logging devices.

Bill Mack still in ‘friendly negotiations’ over return to SiriusXM

| July 10, 2012

The latest on Bill Mack's plans for getting back in the saddle as the Midnight Cowboy on overnight radio.

Jabin Bogan’s Mexico entry re-enacted

| July 10, 2012

The latest news, from AP reporter Juan Carlos Llorca in El Paso, Texas, notes that on July 5, U.S. truck driver Jabin Bogan's defense team gathered with local officials, prosecutors (which is trying Bogan on ...

R.I.P. Sheriff ‘Cottonmouth’ — Ernest Borgnine dead at 95

| July 09, 2012

The trucking-film classic "Convoy" costar played a sherriff who used CB subterfuge in attempts to undermine a group of protesting haulers in the 1970s Sam Peckinpah flick.

PHOTOS: Tracked Land Rover put together by Bill Bradford

| July 06, 2012

After I posted about South Pittsburg, Tenn.-based Bill Bradford's immaculate Kenworth cabover last week, I got a note from Bradford about a vehicle he came across on YouTube after looking back over his own KW's ...

Rapper 50 cent rear-ended by … a lesser-known Kool Keith track

| July 05, 2012

Over on the Juice blog at Billboard's website, word is rapper 50 Cent (pictured) collided with a Mack truck on the Long Island Expressway after the driver's load shifted, causing him to lose control of ...

Bummer, eh? Beer load sinks…

| July 04, 2012

U.S. patriots living in Canada will no doubt be bummed by the news today: Click through the thumbnail of the pic here by Mathew McCarthy of The Record newspaper of Kitchener, Ontario, in Canada, for ...

Should HHG miles-based pay be illegal?

| July 03, 2012

Owner-operator Jeff Clark, in the conference the Trucking Solutions Group organized Wed., June 20, with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro (Clark is a TSG member owner-operator), presented Ferro with the discrepancy between household-goods miles and actual ...

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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