Todd Dills

Video systems continue to make inroads among fleets

| May 23, 2014

At the ALK tech summit this week, fleets touted the benefits -- and highlighted the challenges -- of road- and driver-facing in-cab camera systems. Are you running with one? Tell us in the comments here. ...

Talk of broker transaction transparency continues

| May 22, 2014

While skeptical voices were loudest following discussion of a move toward broker-carrier rate transparency, the conversation continues.

POLL: Is there a video camera in or on your truck?

| May 22, 2014

Independents' use of dash and other camera systems hasn't been uncommon through the years to prove crash fault and increase security. With use of in-cab forward- and driver-facing cams growing among fleets, this poll probes ...

Ray Lahood: Raise the fuel tax to return nation to ‘envy of the world’ on infrastructure

| May 21, 2014

Speaking to attendees of the ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., former United States Department of Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood made a case for raising the federal fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon ...

Key fleet challenges demand ‘innovative response’, exec says

| May 20, 2014

J.B. Hunt Senior Vice President Richie Henderson outlined key issues to open the 2014 ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., offering some ideas about how communications and other technology will continue to drive "innovative ...

Long Haul Survivor benefit totals announced

| May 20, 2014

May 17, the raffle winner, Brittany Dunigan, picked up the rig in Iowa, and it was revealed the rig raised a grand total of $142K on its yearlong fund-raising tour.

‘Black Out’ 1999 Freightliner of Charles Timbrook

| May 20, 2014

W.Va.-based owner-operator Charles Timbrook's "Black Out" 265-inch wheelbase 1999 Freightliner Classic.

Pride & Polish: A photo gallery to end all galleries

| May 17, 2014

If you've missed it as yet, check out the 400-plus photo gallery from the Pride & Polish event a few weeks gone in Wildwood, Fla., over on the P&P website.

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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