Todd Dills

Get your load on

Some sweet pics of readers' recent loads, and a snatch of a conversation overheard on the radio -- sometimes things on Channel 19 reach a fitting end.

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Meritor produces 10-millionth trailer axle

At its manufacturing facility in Frankfort, Ky., company representatives and guests gathered to commemorate the milestone and celebrate the company's long history.

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More photos: Mel Davis’ custom Freightliner

A visit with Michigan-based independent owner-operator Melvin Davis in Nashville yields more great pictures of his custom big-bunk reefer hauler.

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Poll: Do drivers need more flexible split-sleeper periods?

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Nominate an influential woman in trucking

The deadline for Women in Trucking's 2013 Influential Woman of the Year nominations is end of day Thursday, Jan. 31.

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Giving snail mail some digital legs

Two services marketed directly to owner-operators -- Equinox Mailbox and Cyber Drop Box -- offer the ability for drivers to receive postal mail digitally while on the road.

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Treadle valve corrosion a growing problem?

Adjustment isn't the only brake problem going -- observer and longtime former driver Allan Powell suggests treadle valve corrosion is a growing issue.

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Fuel-tax dustup in MI (Can you spell I – F – T – A?)

Is it time to say goodbye to Michigan's retail diesel tax? If that means the governor getting his way, you might want to pray it stays.

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Running around Cali: Martin Jez’ 1988 Pete cabover

California-based owner-operator Jez realized he'd need to upgrade his emissions system in the near term -- he delayed the need by, well, buying old.

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Thursday roundup: CB vitality, more highway heroes

There is still no substitute for what the CB does well, illustrated by a recent coordinated rolling roadblock that resulted in an abducted child's rescue.

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