Log truck drivers to the rescue in Oregon

| February 14, 2012

Estacada News reporter Jeff Spiegel spells out the recipe that led to the end of a dramatic on-highway incident in Clackamas County, Ore., last week: "A thrown champagne bottle, a suicide threat, a drawn gun, countless incidents of ...

A ride with SuperCross transporter driver Loren Lowry

| February 13, 2012

When Loren Lowry got his CDL in 1990 to take work hauling for Washington, D.C.-area beer distributors, he couldn't have predicted his ultimate destiny in trucking lay on the long-haul highway. What could have been ...

FMCSA to move on recorders, hours

| February 13, 2012

Agency intends to move forward with its rulemaking about electronic onboard recorders and hours-of-service supporting documents.

World’s Toughest Trucker — premiering on Discovery Monday

| February 10, 2012

Since I wrote briefly last Friday about this TV show, one in a long line of trucking shows to have debuted over the last year, I've garnered a little more info. Not least among it ...

EOBR report addresses driver harassment

| February 09, 2012

A safety panel on Feb. 8 finalized a report on mitigating the use of electronic onboard recorders to harass drivers that provides suggestions to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

New iPhone app from Load Delivered Logistics 3PL

| February 09, 2012

Carriers utilizing the Load Delivered Logistics provider for loads now have access to the company's freight pool via an iPhone and iPad app that the company says provides not only the ability to view and ...

Mexican carrier found in violation of leasing regs

| February 08, 2012

A Mexican carrier was found in violation of U.S. leasing laws pertaining to Mexican carriers, FMCSA said.

Elephants in the room: MCSAC snapshot

| February 08, 2012

There were two of them in the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting room at the Hilton Old Town in Alexandria, Va., yesterday. At a certain point in the committee's discussion yesterday, Feb. 7, about the ...

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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