Operators pitch in to foil suicide attempt, take two

| April 18, 2012

It was truckers to the rescue again Monday in Minneapolis as a suicidal man stood poised to jump, hanging onto nothing more than the outside of a chain-link fence at the edge of a 25-foot-high ...

ATTN Charleston port haulers: boosted cash incentive

| April 17, 2012

The folks at Cascade Sierra Solutions, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting operators with opportunities to boost environmental friendliness and operational profitability, sent a notice today any Charleston, S.C., port haulers will want to take notice ...

Excerpting ‘Roll On,’ a novel by Fred Afflerbach

| April 17, 2012

The book is out, owner-operators. And what a book it is, telling the story, as I've written here, of owner-operator Ubi Sunt, an old-school "bedbugger" and child of the orphan trains facing down in the ...

Colin Stuart’s ‘Working Class,’ shown in Knoxville this weekendImage Gallery

| April 16, 2012

Just as I was wrapping up my time at the Southeastern Regional Truck Show this past Saturday, April 14, what would pull into the lot at Knoxville, Tenn.'s Chilhowee Park on East Magnolia but this ...

New hotel-search iPhone app from Booking.com

| April 15, 2012

Need a hotel last-minute on the road? The new free Booking.com Tonight app for the iPhone taps into the Booking.com website's global listings for more than 200,000 hotels and other accommodations and offers some built-in price ...

Scenes from the Southeastern Regional Truck ShowImage Gallery

| April 14, 2012

It was a great day out at the Southeastern Regional Truck Show at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, Tenn., for Neil Trucking independent owner-operator Robert Neil (pictured) of McDowell, Va., who hauls flat freight in large ...

Latest job rankings: ‘Truck driver’ gains to 128

| April 13, 2012

  Next time you encounter a bear with an attitude, remember you may well not be dealing with a happy man -- or woman, as it were. As a highway hauler, your occupation is ranked far ahead ...

Ice Road Truckers season 5 DVDs available

| April 12, 2012

A set of DVDs with the entire season 5 of History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers" franchise is now available via History's website. The season pit the Canucks against the Americans, with a crew of haulers ...

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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