Go Guy ‘pocket urinal’ pitchman ‘Go Cousin Vinny’

| February 26, 2012

"As spring approaches," runs the latest press release from the makers of the Go Guy pocket urinal (motto: "When there is nowhere to go, go where you are"), "more truckers will be heading out onto ...

Back to basics in apnea debate: The importance of sleep

| February 24, 2012

Last night on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program of fuel hauler Allen Smith and his wife, Donna, discussion of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board's joint work ...

More than a typo? Split sleeper wishful thinking

| February 23, 2012

Trans Products / Trans Services Regulatory Manager Rich Wilson, during a break between sessions of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting in Alexandria, Va., early this month, pointed out a couple curious problems with ...

British TV show features female hauliers…

| February 22, 2012

The new Mother Truckers TV show on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom pitches in its intro a looming takeover of the industry there by drivers of the female sex -- as one reviewer put ...

Power of good roads?: Indian truckers’ savvy in the sleeper

| February 21, 2012

News flash: According to IBN, a broadcasting network in India, that nation's drivers have helped stemmed the tide of HIV and AIDS in the country after a process that is making a dent in old ...

VID: Cracking Evel’s safe with Robb Mariani, Brad WikeImage Gallery

| February 20, 2012

And, most importantly, small fleet owner Wike's lead mechanic Frank Phipps (pictured), who did the vast majority of the heavy lifting with a blow torch and drill, Wike himself with the plasma cutter, at Wike's ...

Safe-cracking time: The Evel Knievel haul rig restore-in-progressImage Gallery

| February 17, 2012

If all goes well, says American Trucker host Robb Mariani, tomorrow he, North Carolina-based Brad Wike and the rig's owner will at least attempt to crack a gallon-size safe found under a cabinet in the ...

Visiting with Evel Knievel in N.C.

| February 17, 2012

This morning I'm headed out to Brad Wike's "Brad's Classic Trucks" shop and home of his BPW Transport company, both of which have gotten the feature treatment on the Speed Channel's American Trucker show, hosted ...

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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