Operation Roger, Susanne Spirit get some national ink

| November 28, 2011

Growing for a long moment, the Operation Roger network of volunteer haulers making themselves available to connect adopted pets with new caretakers -- or to reunite lost pets with their owners -- free of any ...

About truckin’ time: Tony Justice record in stores Dec. 6

| November 26, 2011

"It’s about truckin’ time," says Tony Justice, East Tennessee-based B&B Transport driver and the songwriter behind the upcoming "On the Road" album (I wrote about it last month here). It's due out in all Pilot Flying ...

Happy Thanksgiving!

| November 24, 2011

Some well benefited from a rise in rates over the year, particularly in flatbed, but how about thankfulness for 3-D trailer graphics...

MCSAC to meet on EOBRs, sleep apnea and other topics

| November 24, 2011

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee’s next meeting, Dec. 5-8, will include a joint meeting with the agency’s Medical Review Board on the issue of sleep apnea.

Driver action on sleep apnea, CSA, EOBRs, cross-border trucking

| November 23, 2011

Regular readers will recall my post from last month following the first annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention, which spurred on driver advocate Frederick Schaffner to be a presence in D.C. at the November meeting ...

Heads-up: NY Times on truckers’ health

| November 22, 2011

The U.S. newspaper of record, the New York Times, devoted significant ink to many truck drivers' moves toward improving their health in their Monday edition. The primary feature, by Abby Ellin and well-illustrated with pictures ...

The next generation of trucking fanatics

| November 20, 2011

Jeff and Lynette Lynd of Ft. Collins, Colo., sent in this picture of their six-year-old great niece, Zoe, relaxing before going to bed with her princess blanket, fishing pillow and her favorite magazine, Overdrive (our ...

John Deere pedal car grand prize in Trucker Charity benefit raffle

| November 18, 2011

And what's best about it all is that the proceeds will go toward benefiting trucking families in need at Christmastime via Trucker Charity's Christmas Group. Tickets to enter the raffle for the car (pictured), which ...

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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