‘Shipping wars’ TV series starts tonight on A&E

| January 10, 2012

The Austin American-Statesman reminds us that the latest in the phenomenon of truck-driving reality-TV series debuts tonight, with back-to-back half-hour episodes of 'Shipping Wars' occupying the 9 p.m. (ET and PT) hour on A&E. The ...

Hot buttons poll: Same-sex marriage

| January 10, 2012

Identical trucking twins in National Geographic this month

| January 09, 2012

Part of a feature story in this month's National Geographic on various aspects of identical twin siblings features in its lead a couple of trucking twins near the lead. Dave and Don Wolf, pictured here ...

Connect with Love’s on your phone

| January 08, 2012

Since its debut in mid-2011, the Love’s Connect smartphone app for iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices has seen multiple upgrades aimed at streamlining and cementing users’ connections to Love’s Travel Stops’ services. Today, the app ...

Intent v. interpretation: Questions raised by new hours rule

| January 06, 2012

  The intent is not living up to the interpretation of language in the hours of service final rule, Rich Wilson of Trans Products / Trans Services told me this morning. Just one example of the disconnect ...

Top of his game: Leland Martin in Truckers News this month

| January 05, 2012

I had the pleasure of interviewing and writing about Leland Martin for this month's issue of Truckers News, available here. Among today’s trucking troubadours, with a new record out in large part inspired by his ...

What it takes: Contractors Cargo hauls B-1 bomber body

| January 04, 2012

“We transport all kinds of things, from construction equipment, petro-chemical equipment – even wind turbines," says 84-year-old Jerry Wheeler, owner of the Compton, Calif.-based Contractors Cargo heavy-haul fleet. "And then we do the not-so-ordinary. We’ve ...

A special collaboration

| January 04, 2012

Leland Martin’s new ‘Workin’ Class’ album draws inspiration from trucker friendship Among today’s trucking troubadours, with a new record out in large part inspired by his work with one particular specialized hauler, Leland Martin ...

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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