Human-powered Mack tractor pull

| December 06, 2011

They've called it the "most powerful truck Mack has ever built." Powered by the Mack MP10 engine with a top rating of 605 hp and 2,060 lb.-ft. of torque, the Titan (pictured) was "engineered for handling ...

Michigan excavators use doubles rig to fight MS

| December 04, 2011

For almost half a decade, the Champagne & Marx Excavating excavating company, of Saginaw, Mich., has been hauling Michigan Specials -- double-dump trailers capable of transporting 50 tons of payload -- with a fleet of ...

Cumberland Collective: Road music to keep an ear out for

| December 03, 2011

I had the rare opportunity to pay witness to a recording session Wednesday night in Nashville at Blackbird Studios -- a group called the Cumberland Collective (a couple of members of which I'm familiar with ...

A growing spectacular: The Vancouver Island truck lights parade

| December 02, 2011

The Vancouver Island Equipment Owners Association's Christmas Truck Light Parade and Food Drive takes the cake for the most brilliantly extravagant of the Christmas truck parades.

Air Force drivers haul the Iraq withdrawalImage Gallery

| December 01, 2011

They're "working overtime now with the 31 December deadline," says Melissa Milner with U.S. Air Forces Central. Last week, she notified me of a special feature on their website detailing the hauling efforts of the ...

Power to win: Do you have it?

| November 30, 2011

We know Sugar Ray Leonard's got it. He delivered a "Power to Win!" keynote (pictured) to the 2011 VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference, held in October in Tuscon. The network of parts distributors benefited well ...

$50,000 reward for some missing …

| November 29, 2011

They've been gone a few years -- a grand total of 175 of them, mostly between the ages 3 and 7 years old now, according to a story published yesterday at the website of AgWeek. ...

Operation Roger, Susanne Spirit get some national ink

| November 28, 2011

Growing for a long moment, the Operation Roger network of volunteer haulers making themselves available to connect adopted pets with new caretakers -- or to reunite lost pets with their owners -- free of any ...

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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