Cabover extra in ‘Real Steel’ film to be auctioned Dec. 8

| November 16, 2011

Joyce Smith, co-owner of Ron Smith Trucking of Breckenridge, Mich., shuttered the company about a year ago, a month after her husband passed away. The small fleet's equipment will be auctioned off on Dec. 8 ...

Stowaway diary: Keep an eye on your roof fairing in Laredo

| November 14, 2011

What's wrong with this picture? Taken by owner-operator Henry Albert, with whom we just checked in last week, it shows a desperate attempt by a couple to stow away on a rig on its way from ...

Mack Trucks on ‘Made in America’ TV Tues., Nov. 15

| November 13, 2011

The Made in America series will feature Mack Trucks in an episode Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. Mack continues to build every truck it sells in North America -- and every truck it exports -- ...

‘Talented truckers’ TV show looking for … talented truckers

| November 12, 2011

A television production company has a rather off-the-wall idea it's helping one of the major cable channels develop -- it wants to create a talent-competition-type series (a la American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, et ...

New vid for ‘I am the flag,’ by Ron Terry

| November 11, 2011

On this Veteran's Day, a new video care of owner-operator Howard Salmon -- the tune, "I am the flag," appears on his and Ron Terry's "These Trucks Are Made of Gold" record and consists of ...

Jason’s Law: Time for action is now

| November 10, 2011

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously approved a two-year transportation authorization bill (S. 1813, or MAP-21) extending current funding levels and making other enhancements that could lead, said Committee Chairwoman Barbara ...

Want a first look at TruckersEdge’s new mobile site?

| November 09, 2011

All owner-operator subscribers to the TruckersEdge.net load-board service from TransCore can look forward to a new smartphone-optimized mobile site to launch officially late this year or early next, says Transcore product manager Scott McCollister. The screenshots ...

Setting the pace with owner-operator Henry Albert

| November 08, 2011

Sunday's post on Overdrive 2007 Trucker of the Year Henry Albert's blog caught my eye with what it says about thinking outside the box to ensure success in running an independent business. In the post, ...

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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