Veteran long-hauler uninjured in run-in with 2009 Heisman winner

| July 23, 2011

Lee Roop of the Hunstville (Ala.) Times yesterday reported, fortunately, that long-haul driver Paul Clewis was uninjured and will drive out the remainder of the 2011 season after an attempted right-side pass resulted in disaster ...

Tony’s Convoy for Hope of a cancer cure in Alberta Sunday

| July 22, 2011

The man it's named after wasn't a trucker, as notes Canadian Stouffville (Alberta) Sun-Tribune editor and columnist Jim Mason in the story he wrote about Tony's Convoy for Hope, published July 15. But thanks to ...

Tonight on American Trucker — Gully Transportation’s antique trucks

| July 21, 2011

Gully Transportation will be featured on tonight's edition of the American Trucker television show. The episode will air on the Speed Channel at 10 p.m. Eastern. The program will show the production of one of the ...

Suspecting foul play in trailer deck collapse, car hauler vows vigilance

| July 20, 2011

File this under "lessons learned," folks. On May 9, 2011, after an afternoon loading cars in Shreveport, La., car hauler Marc Pogrebneak wheeled over to the Petro off I-20 for a quick shower, dinner and a ...

Motorhead Garage TV’s ‘Big Rig Edition’ series continues

| July 18, 2011

Hosts Sam Memmolo and Dave Bowman, formerly of such television shows as Two Guys Garage, Shade Tree Mechanic, and Crank and Chrome, have launched a series of "Big Rig Editions" of Motorhead Garage, Sundays at ...

Vid with a onetime ‘Queen of the Road’

| July 17, 2011

Remember 'Queen of the Road' Margarette Kirsch, the 82-year-old whom the Twilight Wish Foundation helped find her way into the passenger seat of a Penske International for a cross-country haul -- longtime dream come true? ...

Visit the trucking museum at Iowa 80 and download a new app

| July 15, 2011

If it happens you're at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop today, be sure to visit the trucking museum. If you're packing  a smartphone, scan the QR code with the phone's ...

Getting around ‘Truckermageddon’; American Trucker season 2 ‘gets hardcore’

| July 14, 2011

California 'Carmageddon' also a 'Truckermageddon'? NBC Los Angeles ran this report on truckers' plans for avoiding the I-405 shutdown this weekend -- the 405 will be shut down northbound in a 10-mile stretch between I-10 ...

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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