Blacked out for the night?

| October 10, 2011

How long before Class 8 trucks come equipped with SmartGlass technology? Lately making inroads in concept cars at auto shows around the world, the SPD-Smart window-tint technology by Research Frontiers enables a vehicle's operator to, ...

Former Overdrive editor, actor Charles Napier passes on

| October 07, 2011

Character actor and former Overdrive editor Charles Napier passed away at a hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Napier's perhaps best known for his role as one of the Good Old Boys in ...

Truck Stop Missouri redux; American Trucker GATS episode tonight

| October 06, 2011

Truck Stop Missouri a 'trucking ambassador' in reality? After my interview posted yesterday with Joe Bechtold, General Manager of the Midway Truck Stop and Travel Plaza that is the subject of the Truck Stop Missouri ...

A trucking ambassador: Interviewing ‘Truck Stop Missouri’ star Joe Bechtold

| October 05, 2011

The Truck Stop Missouri series on the Travel Channel has been running for a couple of months now, featuring the goings on in and around the 12 business that make up the Midway Travel Plaza ...

Fighting the ‘cold war’ with Ted Nugent

| October 04, 2011

With winter weather well on its way, and with it the looming threat of a gelling stranglehold on your fuel tanks, Power Service Products hope's you'll take note of their "Buy American/Made in the U.S.A." ...

October photo challenge: Interiors

| October 03, 2011

Our October photo contest prize is publication in the magazine and a copy of Ben Long's "Complete Digital Photography" guidebook. Find entry rules in the notes section of our Facebook page or at our Flickr.com ...

Toolbox system made in the USA by and for owner-operators

| October 03, 2011

Veteran owner-operator Jeff Zehrer of Minnesota (trucking since 1983) had long known the difficulty of finding the perfect-sized toolbox to fit in his sleeper's side compartment. After 28 years of frustration, he decided to rectify ...

Driver John Irish wins Carhartt sweepstakes

| October 01, 2011

Remember the "Art you Carhartt tough?" sweepstakes? I wrote about the two finalists earlier this year, both of them with some behind-the-wheel experience. John Irish (pictured, middle), the ultimate winner, Carhartt announced, and his wife ...

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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