Ohio small fleet providing tornado relief

| May 03, 2011

Buddy Allen of the 15-truck New Era Trucking fleet in North Ridgeville, Ohio, is calling on Northeast Ohio residents to help fill a 53-foot dry van's worth of non-perishable food, water and other goods to ...

A message from Randall-Reilly president

| May 02, 2011

The below comes from Overdrive and Truckers News publisher Randall-Reilly's president and CEO Mike Reilly (pictured), a good man I've gotten to know over my years with the magazines. Thankfully, all Tuscaloosa- and other Southeast-based ...

Penske Logistics IndyCar debuts third; ‘Trucker bombs’ a misnomer, police say

| May 02, 2011

Penske Logistics IndyCar debuts in third A Penske Logistics-sponsored IndyCar, driven by Ryan Briscoe, made a position 4 start and no. 3 finish yesterday in the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300, presented by Nestle, on the exciting ...

Tornado caught on owner-operators’ webcam

| April 29, 2011

Owner-operators Randy Moyano and Ann Burt (pictured) run in a 1998 Peterbilt pulling a Fontaine RGN with Superior stinger axle for heavy/overdimensional loads, leased to Greentree Transportation. I met the pair a week ago today ...

Braving the storm — two haulers’ Birmingham tornado stories

| April 29, 2011

"I just spent all day yesterday cleaning up tornado damage," Overdrive Trucker of the Year Dan Heister told me this morning. Heister (pictured) was loaded heading south on I-65 bound for Saginaw, Ala., Wednesday afternoon, when ...

CSA: Compliance plus or safety politics?

| April 28, 2011

Below, a new vid below from my reporting on the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program. But first, a note about the storms that ripped through the Southeast yesterday, with a particularly large tornado moving straight through ...

Popular Mechanics seeks ‘Worst Road’ nominations

| April 27, 2011

Make your voice heard! No, I'm not talking about the proposed mandate of electronic onboard recorders for hours of service compliance (for more about that: comments are open through May 23). Popular Mechanics editors are ...

Freight on your smartphone: TransCore app on the way

| April 26, 2011

Coming in just a couple weeks is the My DAT Truck Stop app (pictured) from freight matching service provider TransCore, operator of the oldest load-board service out there in the DAT boards. My DAT will ...

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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