Chatting with Aaron Tippin at Uncle Pete’s

| May 15, 2012

I bet you I-40 regulars know Uncle Pete's -- formerly Tennessee 40 -- at 1210 Sparta Pike in Lebanon, Tenn., at I-40. It might well give any stop east of the Mississippi a run for ...

Beautiful people, beautiful trucks: Behind the scenesImage Gallery

| May 15, 2012

Yesterday David and Melissa Holbrook of Holbrook Farms in Tennessee offered up a small portion of the Holbrook family 350-acre dairy farm (main shop pictured) as prime location for some ongoing beautiful trucks/beautiful people pairing. ...

Owner-operators back in the news on EOBRs

| May 14, 2012

The latest is following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's formal removal of the remedial-directive rule, which would have required carriers with big hours compliance problems to install electronic onboard recorders. After being thrown out ...

Before and after: TCA’s weight-loss showdown finale

| May 13, 2012

Official results are in, ladies and gentlemen, and we have ourselves a winner -- or two, that is, one at the carrier level and the other at the individual. Congrats to Prime Inc. for a big ...

Crude hauling in N.D., Texas with former expediters

| May 12, 2012

A story in this month's Truckers News followed the transition of the former FedEx Custom Critical expediting team of Mark Kathrein and Wendy Wing (pictured) into a crude-hauling operation in North Dakota. Just as the ...

‘Bring Jabin home’ — rally around jailed driver continues

| May 11, 2012

Yesterday, May 10, Allen and Donna Smith of the Truth About Trucking advocacy organization and AsktheTrucker.com hosted a who's who of folks involved in the case of Demco Transportation driver Jabin Bogan, who is still ...

Owner-operator Glenn Keller on the CNN Fit Nation challenge

| May 10, 2012

An interview with owner-operator Glenn Keller about his fitness improvements.

Two J&S Petes — views from a new custom playerImage Gallery

| May 09, 2012

The combination of the J&S Truck and Trailer Sales dealer in Knoxville, Tenn., and J&S Body Shop, run by Benny Coffey in nearby Corryton, showed these two newly restored / customized Petes at the Southeastern ...

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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