Todd Dills

ChampTruck race series launches fleet participation program

| August 22, 2014

VIDEO: John Condren of the ChampTruck series runs through stock race truck specs and announces the fleet participation program for turning low-asset-value equipment into race-worthy units, with benefits.

TruckingOffice bookkeeping software introduces upgraded version with load planning and tracking functionality

| August 22, 2014

Owner-operator/small-fleet software provider TruckingOffice announced a newly upgraded version of its online package, TruckingOffice Pro, designed to meet customer demand for more complex hauling,

VIDEO: Analysis of what’s happening with ELDs / bankruptcies

| August 21, 2014

Analyst Donald Broughton on what's happening behind a trend that is running against the usual for trucking bankruptcies: FMCSA's pressure on company over hours of service noncompliance.

A time for thanks to those who always deliver

Greg Fulton | August 21, 2014

Greg Fulton, President of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, delivers a message to the general public in appreciation of drivers.

Werner’s ALS ice-bucket challenge

| August 19, 2014

Derek Leathers, Werner Enterprises president and chief operating officer, took on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS and issued his own challenge -- to all Werner drivers.

POLL: Should military-style equipment be used by local law enforcement?

| August 19, 2014

A national debate about the militarization of public space has erupted in the wake of violence in Ferguson, Mo. Weigh in here on the question of whether local law enforcement ought to routinely deploy military-type ...

GATS preview: Ted Bowers’ 2005 Peterbilt 379Image Gallery

| August 19, 2014

Video, photos of Bowers' combo unit, which he'll be showing at GATS -- and a brief follow-up on Animal Aid USA's effort to transport fallen driver Richard Sullivan's dog Bella back home. All systems go! ...

POLL: What freight-matching service do you use most?

| August 19, 2014

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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