Electrification of truck stop spaces revives

| August 30, 2011

As fuel prices spiked in 2007-08, a large majority of truckers' anti-idling interest was focused on dedicated auxiliary power units, which market expanded dramatically with a profusion of new manufacturers. This time around, with the ...

Say ____ to electronic logs, Take 2

| August 29, 2011

It's time to play fill in the blank again on the Channel 19 blog. It's been nearly  a year since the above headline graced this hall above a post about a rash of legislative proposals ...

Scenes from GATSImage Gallery

| August 26, 2011

Great times abound in Dallas at the Great American Trucking Show, not the least of which is this nifty Plinko board at the Roady's/OTR Pro Fuel Card booth -- the new card offering flat off-the-top ...

Outlook shared on EOBRs, hours, other issues

| August 25, 2011

Will all trucks have EOBRs in three years?

New health blog from the folks at Con-way Truckload

| August 25, 2011

Attendant to news that Con-way TL-leased owner-operators will be able to access relatively low-cost health/dental and other insurance offerings via the carrier's new TrueChoices benefits program, the company also is highlighting drivers' and owner-operators' health ...

Live load visibility with a simple, free smartphone app

| August 24, 2011

Owner-operators, there's been no shortage of talk about the profusion of truck-tracking devices and the relative problems they could cause, given ongoing hours-of-service/EOBR issues and discussions. But the simple fact of the matter is that ...

Driver loses vital organ at Kentucky hospital

| August 24, 2011

Trucker Philip Seaton is locked in a battle with a Kentucky doctor whom it appears may be attempting to cover his tracks after amputating Seaton's penis after finding cancer during a routine circumcision-type procedure to ...

From a left-coast operator on the Virginia quake

| August 23, 2011

Thought I'd share a brief item related to the 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered between Charlottesville and Richmond, Va., and felt up and down the East Coast (including in my mother's office as far South as ...

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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