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Todd Dills

Wonders of technology: Saving a life

| January 11, 2014

Driver Tim Rutledge owes particular features -- vibration, voice-dial -- on his cell phone for his survival after being trapped under his rig in below-zero temps this past week.

CARB diesel regs’ human toll: Family uprooted, split by move’s necessity

| January 09, 2014

Checking in Martin and Alice Jez -- formerly of Galt, Calif. The pair have moved to Michigan anticipating CARB's regs relative to their 2000 Freightliner, splitting them from a six-year-old son.

CARB extension a no-go for California independents

| January 08, 2014

Checking in with California-based independents Tom and Karen Moore at the end of their long stare-down with CARB's Truck and Bus Rule.

The ice truck cometh! And melt-eth…

| January 06, 2014

Entry in the annals of, well, weird here on the Channel 19 blog -- to promote the cold-starting power of the MotoMaster battery, Canadian Tire built a pickup out of ice.

Pit bulls in-cab: Resource for local laws?

| January 04, 2014

In which reader Mary Hanlon adopts a pit bull and wonders, Is there a good central location to map routes to avoid locales with anti-pit ordinances? Any of the pit owners in the audience have suggestions?

Most Loved Pets winners: More pics, vidImage Gallery

| January 02, 2014

I was happy to see both familiar and new (to me, anyway) faces among the Most Loved Pets first-place winners announced New Year's Day.

Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 3Image Gallery

| December 31, 2013

The ruckus that was the "Ride for the Constitution" and ongoing confusion over CARB's emissions rules, irritation with CSA and a slight hope for hours flexibility rounded out 2013. Happy early New Year, drivers. Hang on tight...

Running in reverse: Channel 19 year in review, part 2

| December 28, 2013

In the second third of the year, the hours of service took front and center, along with a bevy of spectacular rigs seen on the show circuit and elsewhere. Take a tour back through the year via this review.

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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