Positives in trucking dog days in Truckers News — and more

| December 16, 2010

Since I blogged about musician Susanne Spirit's weekly shows at the TA East in Ontario, Calif., back in March, Spirit has continued to make great strides in combining her trucking-music act with her concern for ...

Techs win thousands in Rush contest

| December 15, 2010

Chris Zweifel was the 2010 Rush Tech Skills Rodeo’s heavy-duty grand champion, competing against 65 top truck technicians.

Techs win thousands in Rush contest

| December 15, 2010

Chris Zweifel was named heavy-duty grand champion in the Rush Tech Skills Rodeo, as 65 top truck technicians competed.

Scenes from the 2010 Rush Tech Skills RodeoImage Gallery

| December 14, 2010

I'm in San Antonio, Texas, this morning at the site of Rush Truck Centers' fifth annual Tech Skills Rodeo, which pits 65 (out of more than 700 entering) of the truck dealer/service center network's best ...

Top road-trip songs at Custom Rigs, from Pioneer

| December 13, 2010

Overdrive custom Class 8 dedicated magazine Custom Rigs recently reported news of Pioneer Electronics' first-ever poll of its customers that asked for the best "Road Trip" song. Willie Nelson's "On the road again" took top ...

‘Who’s inefficient?’ Four wheels or 18?

| December 10, 2010

So asks New Cumberland, Pa., resident and owner-operator Tom Bowers in a letter to the editor published in the Harrisburg, Pa., Patriot-News, in response to a letter from another area resident heaping the bulk of ...

Custom Volvo Class 8 VHD pickup makes splash

| December 09, 2010

Volvo Trucks is offering customers the experience of a lifetime at the company's New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Va., a little more interesting with the addition of a severe service model VHD built in modified ...

Fair or foul? Self-examination via the four-wheeler perspective

| December 08, 2010

We've brought it up from time to time here, no doubt -- no secret that the large majority of on-highway accidents involving large trucks follow an initial mistake made by the driver of a four-wheeled ...

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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