Why is a JakeBrake important to you?

| September 26, 2011

Answer the question by November 15 and you may just win a weekend in Las Vegas March 9-12, 2012, around the time of the NASCAR events. JakeBrake makers Jacobs Vehicle Systems, as I wrote in ...

How high am I? AutoHaulerSupply.com has the answer

| September 25, 2011

If you’ve ever asked yourself that question after loading a car hauler or an expensive piece of machinery on an open-deck trailer, Oregon-based Stephen Rowe (pictured: don't try this at home) has a tool to ...

A couple for the kids: Truck, stop! Truck, go!

| September 23, 2011

On children's musician, author and childhood development specialist Jim Gill's most recent CD / DVD, "Music Play for Folks of All Stripes," an interactive tune called "Truck Stop" schools listeners in a fun way on ...

Truckers lobbied to support National Pork Rind Day

| September 22, 2011

This wouldn't be the salty snack's first appearance on the Channel 19 blog. For that, we'd have to go back to August 2010, when a driver choked on one and his rig left the roadway ...

Has CSA hit you? And: DeFazio’s cross-border backlash

| September 21, 2011

Today, a novel suggestion from the folks at J.J. Keller, who conducted a webinar yesterday aimed at providing carriers large and small with tools to combat the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability ...

Charlie Daniels: “We’re coming to rock ‘em” in Charlotte

| September 20, 2011

Charlie Daniels has been making music for a half-century and then some, and he’s still going strong. He turns 75 next month, and earlier this year he released a new track in “Let ‘Em Win ...

New book explores first cross-continent truck trip

| September 19, 2011

Many of you will be familiar with the 1919 military truck convoy that traversed the United States in an effort to test the efficacy of cargo trucks on the roads, or lack thereof, of the ...

Charlie Daniels: “We’re coming to rock ‘em” at Charlotte show

| September 16, 2011

Charlie Daniels has been at making music for a half-century and then some, and he's still going strong. He turns 75 next month, and earlier this year he released a new track in "Let 'Em ...

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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