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Articles by 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.

Ports in Pacific northwest delay emissions compliance to 2019 for those who register

After protest by a bevy of drayage-truck owner-operators serving container ports at Seattle and Tacoma in Washington with pre-2007-emissions truck engines, managers engaged with the ...

West Coast ports eye strict emissions standards for trucks, call for zero-emission rigs by 2035

A bill introduced this month in the Washington State House  seeks to require all trucks doing business at port terminals  in Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver ...

New CVSA bulletin outlines procedures for checking ELDs at roadside

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the partnership of law enforcement and truck- and bus-industry representatives across North America, has added an inspection bulletin outlining officer ...

Driver pay increases likely to be carriers’ biggest ‘cost pressure’ in 2018

Speaking as part of the analysis firm's "State of Freight" series of webinars, FTR Transportation Intelligence Vice President of Research Avery Vise outlined a series ...

More clean inspections: Enforcement change or improved compliance?

What's behind the rise in the number of clean inspections?
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OOIDA files for ELD exemption for crash-free small fleets

OOIDA wants FMCSA to exempt small fleets who do not have any at-fault crashes from ELD compliance for at least five years.

Texas Congressman asks Trump to delay ELD mandate via Executive Order

Babin, who introduced legislation earlier this year to delay the ELD mandate two years, has asked Trump to issue an order delaying the mandate's compliance ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: RFP management tools help carriers handle shippers’ bids by lane or by package

With the help of technology, management of the cumbersome RFP process to bid on lanes within a large shipper’s book of business is becoming more ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Modern tools aid in carrier relationships, customer expectations

Customized customer self-serve portals can provide not only tracking visibility but also payment status and more to both carriers’ customers and, from brokers, to carriers ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Freight uberization — Load tracking and planning tools abound

As Uber FREIGHT and a variety of brokerages with sophisticated technology seek to transform the spot market, carriers in both spot and contract markets are ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: How fleets can incorporate new technologies into their logistics ops

In the 10th edition of CCJ’s Tech Toolbox, we look at the factors fleets should consider and best practices they can use for evaluating and ...

Tech Toolbox: Technology’s role in logistics

The crazy quilt of intrastate logging: For the intrastate driver required to use e-logs, changes could get complicated

States failing to adopt an e-logging mandate. State hours-of-service regulations differing from the federal rule. ELDs missing state-specific features. For the intrastate driver required to ...