Some L.A. port truckers voting for union representation

| April 09, 2012

Employee unions can be tools toward giving workers a stronger basis in decisions regarding their collective interests, just as small-business associations can help to give collective voice to small business interests. Where the line between ...

TCA’s weight-loss contest week 7: Individual driver leaders

| April 09, 2012

After we posted last week on the week 6 results of the Truckload Carriers Association's Weight-Loss Showdown competition among carriers and their drivers and staff members, the organization released the week 7 results, including not ...

Cummins introduces iPhone app with 3-D engine views

| April 08, 2012

The latest in the trucking-related smartphone apps world is a nifty program offering 3-D views of engine componentry and systems from the folks at Cummins. It's geared toward connecting technicians with careers with the diesel ...

Meet John Borofka, Dart Contractor of the Year

| April 07, 2012

When I tripped up to Dart Transit headquarters in Eagan, Minn., last month to visit with the Overdrive Owner-Operator of the Year, Dart-leased Larry Severson, I got the unexpected benefit of sitting in on a ...

Owner-operator on the guv’s blog

| April 06, 2012

Owner-operator Paul Ahles utilized the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's program for low, 4 percent financing of auxiliary power units to purchase the APU on his truck today, and as a participant in the program he ...

Tackle, oil patch service and a joke: Channel 19 Thursday round-up

| April 05, 2012

Win Bass Pro Shops gift certificate from VIPro TruckForce networkFor the fish-happy among you (weather's been good for it over much of the nation, that's certain), ongoing through the end of May, operators utilizing the ...

Prime commanding lead in TCA weight-loss showdown

| April 05, 2012

The Truckload Carriers Association's Weight-Loss Showdown competition is now well into its 7th week, and results from the end of week 6 showed Springfield, Mo.-based, heavily owner-operator-focused carrier Prime Inc.'s personnel holding a relatively strong ...

A note from Schneider on their Dallas facility

| April 04, 2012

  I received the note below just now from the folks at Schneider National. Luckily, none of the company's personnel at their Dallas-area facility were injured or killed when yesterday's tornadoes tore through, as has been ...

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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