Report: FMCSA wants to release driver safety data

| July 06, 2011

The agency is seeking increased regulatory authority over drivers via the next highway reauthorization bill, GAO says.

New load board hopes to facilitate O/O-shipper connections

| July 05, 2011

Valerie Hemmings is the spouse of an owner-operator running under his own authority -- she recently wrote in with something of a plea for owner-operators to stand together for better rates, with the ultimate goal ...

Revisiting one owner-operator’s ‘No apology campaign’

| July 04, 2011

It's more proactive attitude than reactive defiance, says Florida-based owner-operator Tim Philmon, leased to Landstar -- and let's just say for the record that I jumped the shark in my last post when I said ...

Worth more than 78 words

| July 01, 2011

Custom Rigs Editor Bruce W. Smith took this fanciful pic of three hot haulers at the Shell SuperRigs event June 2-4 at the Kenly 95 Petro in Kenly, N.C., this year. The flattop's hauling gallon ...

Mustang’s Trucking at the tattoo parlor

| June 30, 2011

Last time we checked in with Overdrive 2010 Trucker of the Year Mike Crawford it was on the occasion of the death of his longtime trucking companion in his dog, Fred. This time round, Crawford ...

Broker Trinity Transport seeking best driver nominations

| June 29, 2011

On its website and Facebook page, broker Trinity Transport is seeking nominations for a competition for best truck driver held in conjunction with National Truck Driver Appreciation week, "dedicated to those who spend their days away ...

A trucking Western thriller ends run on Chicago stage

| June 29, 2011

It wasn't exactly going for contemporary industry realism, but it's called "Mother Bear," named for the handle of a leader in a band of not-exactly-savory Utah haulers a young lawyer and "salt man" for an ...

Get your Ice Road Truckers DVDs while the roads remain

| June 28, 2011

Yes, it was only a matter of time, I'd say, before a newspaper in the Great White North did a long feature on the potential impact melting sea ice in the Arctic and changing climate ...

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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