Bank robbery: The things some will do for health care

| June 23, 2011

Perhaps you've heard this story already -- desperate for something he thinks is totally out of his financial range, man does something over-the-top, creating a national media circus along the way. The latest variant comes from ...

‘Medically certified’ — join us for radio show Wednesday to probe driver health regs

| June 21, 2011

At 7 p.m. Eastern time tomorrow evening (Wed., June 22) I'll join Truth About Trucking Live hosts Allen & Donna Smith as well as my colleague Max Kvidera for a special show probing the issues ...

What are the top ten trucking songs of all-time?

| June 20, 2011

Planning for Overdrive's 50th anniversary this year, we want to hear from you with recommendations for a top-ten list of the best trucking songs of all time. Lest I unduly influence the process, I will ...

Jason’s Law national call-in day June 23; drivers urge action

| June 16, 2011

Last year it came on the heels of calls for passage from often at-odds constituencies in the industry, and this year, drivers and other industry parties are following similar unity after Jason's Law's May reintroduction ...

4 State’s Bryan Martin on Joplin rebuilding efforts in All Drivers Together conference call

| June 15, 2011

In a conference call last week put together by the All Drivers Together group, a collaboration of owner-operators and drivers opening up a free conference line to drivers and others in the trucking industry around ...

82-year-old gets a trucking wish; Minnesota horse northbound and down

| June 14, 2011

Queen of the road A story in the Doylestown, Pa., Intelligencer newspaper details the Twilight Wish Foundation's efforts to grant a long-haul wish to 82-year-old Margarette Kirsch. In late May, she set out of a 15-day ...

Transport for Christ truck rally this Fri-Sat

| June 13, 2011

The Transport for Christ organization's efforts to connect with and spread the good news to and of the trucking industry extends far beyond their mobile chapels and efforts to unite drivers in the fight against ...

Swift at the New York Stock Exchange

| June 13, 2011

Get an eyeful of this pic, a Swift International Lonestar parked outside the New York Stock Exchange on May 25, when Swift management rang the opening bell on the exchange after a December initial public ...

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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