A window on FMCSA’s CSA driver-enforcement authority goals

| August 10, 2011

I thought I'd share a document leaked earlier in the year -- specifically in May, and to the Transportation Weekly publication -- that purported to be a draft highway bill whose genesis was within the ...

Overdrive top 10 songs streaming online this week

| August 09, 2011

Longtime trucking radio host "Big Al" Weekley have put together a two-hour program that will stream from the Dispatch Me Home Radio website 24-7 throughout the week. It's all starting, well, now, and featuring a ...

Scale It: The platform-scale axle-weights app, designed by a driver

| August 08, 2011

John Christner Trucking driver Jerry Wilks is the programmer/developer of an application that, if you're packing an iPhone and find occasion to use platform scales, could be of great use. Launched early in 2010, the ...

‘A creep or crazy’: Roseanne Barr on today’s truckers

| August 06, 2011

News today is that celebrity media, as usual, is having fun at the expense of the nation's haulers. You've got two choices, as I see it: go on and have fun with them or get ...

Results: The top 10 trucking songs of all time

| August 04, 2011

We asked, you told, then voted. Here are the results, with links to download an mp3 via Amazon, where available.

‘Truck nuts’ in litigious fire in South Carolina

| August 03, 2011

So-called "truck nuts" or "truck nutz," fake bull testicles that are available for purchase in all colors of the rainbow (including with a chrome finish), are a common sight hanging on the ball hitches of ...

Long-haul swimmer adds running, biking to his competitive repertoire

| August 02, 2011

Siphiwe Baleka (pictured), whom you will remember as the Prime-leased owner-operator who competed and walked away with a couple titles in the U.S. Masters National Swimming championships I wrote about in May, has made headlines ...

How to save fuel: ‘Fix the roads!’ researchers say

| August 01, 2011

We all know the tire makers have done their due in improving truck-tire rolling resistance in recent years to help operators save fuel with tire choices. Two Auburn University researchers say it’s time for the ...

Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. His 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.

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