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Todd Dills

The Keys Truckers’ ‘Letter to Capitol Hill’

| August 15, 2011

File this one under "modest proposal." Seems Keys Truckers Jan and James (pictured) McCarter are always involved when a nice slab of satire graces the blog here, not to mention good music. In any case, last ...

The most important moment in owner-operator history?

| August 14, 2011

Gearing up for next month here, folks, Overdrive's 50th-anniversary special issue, in which we'll look at owner-operator history, a significant portion of which is contained in the various legislative and regulatory developments that have underpinned the ...

Koch & Sons driver’s adventure at Minn. driving championships

| August 12, 2011

Driver John Borman and I haven't met in person, but via the monthly photo contests I help host for Truckers News and, before that, our monthly featured photo from the magazine's Flickr.com photo-sharing group, I've ...

One dispatcher’s public salute to the American truck driver

| August 11, 2011

In case you've missed news of this one, which has made the rounds of various email blasts and blogs, it's one of the best high-profile salutes to owner-operators and drivers I've come across in mainstream ...

A window on FMCSA’s CSA driver-enforcement authority goals

| August 10, 2011

I thought I'd share a document leaked earlier in the year -- specifically in May, and to the Transportation Weekly publication -- that purported to be a draft highway bill whose genesis was within the ...

Overdrive top 10 songs streaming online this week

| August 09, 2011

Longtime trucking radio host "Big Al" Weekley have put together a two-hour program that will stream from the Dispatch Me Home Radio website 24-7 throughout the week. It's all starting, well, now, and featuring a ...

Scale It: The platform-scale axle-weights app, designed by a driver

| August 08, 2011

John Christner Trucking driver Jerry Wilks is the programmer/developer of an application that, if you're packing an iPhone and find occasion to use platform scales, could be of great use. Launched early in 2010, the ...

‘A creep or crazy’: Roseanne Barr on today’s truckers

| August 06, 2011

News today is that celebrity media, as usual, is having fun at the expense of the nation's haulers. You've got two choices, as I see it: go on and have fun with them or get ...

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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