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Todd Dills

DPF ash cleaning retread

| June 04, 2014

Trucks with DPF systems come with a warning light alerting the operator to the need for a cleaning, but many experts believe you shouldn’t wait for a warning light.... Plus: Wild non-commercial load to Cali.

Podcast: Off to the races!Image GalleryPodcast

| May 31, 2014

With the date getting closer (late June) for Mike Ryan's annual Pike's Peak hill climb in his modified Cascadia, revisit with him and Chumpcar's John Condren talking details about the 2015 debut of the ChampTruck race series, aiming to bring Class 8 racing to the states.

Podcast: Due diligence on the drug testing consortiumPodcast

| May 29, 2014

Any problem with drug or alcohol use by drivers among carriers large and small can ensure that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be "watching you for a long time," says regulatory consultant.

Truck stop operator’s new novel set during the ‘Great War’

| May 27, 2014

Karen Gettert Shoemaker's "The Meaning of Names" interrogates the reality German-American communities in the U.S. were confronted with following the outbreak of World War I.

Think you’ve got inspection frustration?

| May 26, 2014

It could be worse: While Overdrive's CSA survey shows continuing concern for deteriorating law-enforcement/driver relations, be thankful you're in America and not Argentina, as a recent case illustrates...

New vid from YTTrucking.com and Texomatic.com’s Tex Crowley

| May 24, 2014

The most recent vid in Tex Crowley's "Life of a Trucker" short-documentary series chronicle Palerider's journey to owner-operator status in a life he loves...

Talk of broker transaction transparency continues

| May 22, 2014

While skeptical voices were loudest following discussion of a move toward broker-carrier rate transparency, the conversation continues.

‘Black Out’ 1999 Freightliner of Charles Timbrook

| May 20, 2014

W.Va.-based owner-operator Charles Timbrook's "Black Out" 265-inch wheelbase 1999 Freightliner Classic.

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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