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Todd Dills

Merry Christmas, Overdrive nation!

| December 25, 2011

Here's hoping someone is thinking today that you are the... ...whether you're at home or on the road today. If the latter, fire up the phone or laptop and tell the family and friends how you ...

Truck Centers Inc.’s Christmas food drive a success

| December 23, 2011

Freightliner/Western Star dealer network Truck Centers Inc. recently hosted a first-ever food drive for the St. Louis area’s largest food suppliers for shelters and food banks, Operation Food Search (OFS). The company’s Troy, Ill., headquarters ...

A&E’s new ‘Shipping Wars’ series trailer vid — and the operators featured

| December 21, 2011

There's a new reality-TV series coming January 10, with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m., EST and PST, to the A&E network. You may have heard a little about it already here in Overdrive. ...

Drivers’ safety conversation continues

| December 20, 2011

If the handheld cell ban for drivers (which goes into effect Jan. 3) has done anything for the nation's interstate haulers, it's upped the ante on the conversation on this blog about the direction of ...

Former owner-operator going after MCSAC committee representation

| December 19, 2011

As I've written about here in weeks prior, former owner-operator Fred Schaffner, a man with a passion for fighting for fairness in the treatment of drivers in the face of regulatory flux and with a ...

A turn in the road for owner-operator R.C. Barnes

| December 18, 2011

Since I shared his "Old Glory" video here on the blog, I've had the opportunity to learn more about the man behind the vid: R.C. Barnes ultimately might have more experience behind the wheel of ...

Trucking salute to appear during the Idaho Potato Bowl on ESPN today

| December 17, 2011

If it so happens you're watching the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl college football matchup this afternoon between MAC and WAC conference standouts the Ohio University Bobcats and the Utah State Aggies, respectively, you'll get a ...

Kicking the habit: Why a blanket cell-phone ban won’t work

| December 15, 2011

As if hearing the plethora of truck drivers' objections to the prohibitions on handheld cell use in-cab while driving, minus any similar prohibition for the motoring public and given the wide problem of motorist distraction ...

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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